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Erik Laubscher; Still Life with White Bottles
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Lot 570

South African 1927-2013
Still Life with White Bottles
signed and dated '04; signed, dated, inscribed with title and the artist's address on the reverse
oil on canvas
50 by 61cm excluding frame

Sold for R 220 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 250 360

Estimate R 200 000 - 300 000

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Commenting on an exhibition of Erik Laubscher’s still lifes at Johans Borman Fine Art in 2004 – the presentation included this work – critic Amanda Botha writes: "What he [Laubscher] learned in Léger’s studio in the 1950s in Paris remains the dicta according to which he works. Having adapted Léger’s rules and guidelines as the basis for his still life paintings, objects are grouped to achieve maximum expressiveness. What emerges in the composition must be the logical consequence of the arrangement of lines, forms and colour. ... His still life paintings are refined studies produced by a sharp eye and independent spirit. He transforms the ordinary to present it in an excitingly unique way. The poetic element in his compositions is sensitively controlled, leading to the discovery of new visual adventures."1

1. Amanda Botha (2004) Erik Laubscher, [Online] http://www.johansborman.co.za/exhibition-pages/erik-laubscher-jacobus-kloppers-walter-meyer-2004/ [31 March 2019].

Johans Borman Fine Art, 2005.

Strauss & Co, Cape Town, 4 February 2013, lot 551.

Johans Borman Fine Art, Erik Laubscher, Jacobus Kloppers & Walter Meyer, Cape Town, 23 November to 8 December 2004, illustrated in colour in the exhibition catalogue.

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