Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 211 050
Lot 14
  • David Koloane; The Ritual
  • David Koloane; The Ritual
  • David Koloane; The Ritual

Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 211 050

About this Item

South African 1938-2019
The Ritual

signed and dated 94; signed, dated 3/94, and inscribed with the title on the reverse; inscribed with the artist's name, the date, the title and medium on a Goodman Gallery label adhered to the reverse

acrylic on canvas
112 by 84cm excluding frame; 124,5 by 95,5 by 4,5cm including frame


David Koloane did not aim for verisimilitude in his work, but to encapsulate the experience of urban life in Johannesburg. The incandescent effect produced by the brushwork is further enhanced by the similarity of colours, which are blended together in a great orchestral symphony. The result of using warm and cool colours in this composition goes beyond the simplification of the figures, it also displays mystery, symbolism and individual imagination.

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