WWF Art Auction

Live Auction, 17 September 2013

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 750 000
Lot 15
  • John Meyer; Okavango Channel Blooms


Lot Estimate
ZAR 550 000 - 600 000
Selling Price
ZAR 750 000

About this Item

South African 1942-
Okavango Channel Blooms
2013

signed; inscribed with the title on the stretcher

oil on canvas
115 by 155cm excluding frame

Notes

John Meyer is one of South Africa’s leading contemporary realists. Meyer has put his indelible stamp on the genres of landscape, portraiture and narrative art.

“The light began to dim towards dusk as I arrived. Frogs had started to take over from the calls of daytime water- birds. For some reason that moment has clearly lingered in my brain for decades, resulting in a series of images that have subtly altered in style with the maturation of my painting over the years. Pristine, unpolluted water supporting a raft of water lilies; it’s almost too conventionally pretty to paint. What fascinates me is that this lovely stretch of water is surrounded by a wilderness tense with the presence of mega-herbivores and carnivores. Just another stretch of wetland in the Okavango.”

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