South African and International Art

Online-Only Auction, 7 - 20 April 2015

Twentieth Century South African Art

Sold for

ZAR 4 919
Lot 128
  • Cecil Skotnes; Veld Fire
  • Cecil Skotnes; Veld Fire
  • Cecil Skotnes; Veld Fire
  • Cecil Skotnes; Veld Fire
  • Cecil Skotnes; Veld Fire


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 500 - 3 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 919

About this Item

South African 1926-2009
Veld Fire

signed and numbered 75/75 in pencil in the margin

colour woodcut
image size: 37 by 49cm excluding frame; 63,5 by 88 by 3cm including frame

Notes

From the portfolio Ten Landscapes, 1976.  Originally with poem by Stephen Gray:

There's no averting the kind of gale

that smears fire beneath it

no deflecting the hopscotch flames

storming from low ravines to the sky

and if the grass is skinned painfully

stropped across like a razor

and firebrands burst like bombshells

and sirens go as if it's doomsday

hold on - because tomorrow

it turns black and grey and green.

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