WWF Art Auction

Live Auction, 17 September 2013

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 500 000
Lot 3
  • Leigh Voigt; The Sagole Giant

Lot Estimate
ZAR 300 000 - 350 000
Selling Price
ZAR 500 000

About this Item

South African 1943-
The Sagole Giant

signed and dated 13; signed and inscribed with the title on the reverse

oil on canvas
131 by 200cm excluding frame


Leigh Voigt was born in Johannesburg in 1943 and is the daughter of the botanical artist, Barbara Jeppe. Leigh is a keen conservationist who devotes time to assisting organizations such as the Endangered Wildlife Trust. She donates paintings to raise funds for endangered animals and her Rand Daily Mail newspaper column with Sue Hart, entitled "In the Wild" did much to foster conservation awareness.

“I first encountered this baobab twenty five years ago, when it was unknown to tourists, unmarked and magical. Now it has furniture at its base so that group photographs can be taken, and in a mis-guided attempt to cover tourist doodling’s defacing the baobabs trunk, a caretaker has painted over the graffiti with puce polymer.” 

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