Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 175 875
Lot 72
  • Edoardo Villa; Mother and Child
  • Edoardo Villa; Mother and Child
  • Edoardo Villa; Mother and Child
  • Edoardo Villa; Mother and Child
  • Edoardo Villa; Mother and Child


Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 175 875

About this Item

South African 1915-2011
Mother and Child

signed and numbered V/VI; inscribed with the edition number on the underside

bronze with a grey patina on a wooden base
height including base: 48cm; width: 11cm; depth: 10,5cm

Notes

After WWII a surge of energy and talent emerged in the Johannesburg art community. At the centre of this new vitality that shifted local art production toward a more African sensibility was a group of predominantly new immigrants from Europe, including the Italian-born Edoardo Villa, who chose to make South Africa his home after he was released from the Zonderwater POW camp. As an art student in Italy Villa had been exposed to the great modernist artists of the time, and in South Africa he created a cross cultural synthesis deeply rooted in a particularly African convention, his experience of war and captivity, and the modern architecture and industrialisation of the city of Johannesburg and its surrounds. He produced a prodigious body of extraordinary sculptures in bronze and cut steel over his long career, most notably his monumental public sculptures.

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