The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection

Live Virtual Auction, 20 September 2022

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection
About the Session

Strauss & Co is pleased to present this extraordinary collection as the featured session this September Live Virtual Auction. An established insolvency practitioner with a passion for the arts, Oliver Powell's principal focus has been collecting South African painting, sculpture and works on paper made since 1950. Colour, graphic ingenuity and emotional weight are all attributes in an artwork that Powell is drawn to. Powell also emphasises the importance of his many encounters with artists. “There is so much value in meeting an artist,” says Powell. “Aspects and details of their life are reflected in what and how they paint.”


Sold for

ZAR 17 588
Lot 109
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five
  • Various Artists; History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 17 588

About this Item

Various Artists
History of Art Centuary Scholarship Fund, Portfolio 1, five

each signed, dated 13, numbered 13/25 and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin.

Etchings, linocut and silkscreen in a custom made wooden portfolio box
image size: various; sheet size: 60 by 42,5cm; portfolio box: 66 by 51 by 4,5cm

Notes

The portfolio features artists Joni Brenner, David Koloane, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Walter Oltmann and was produced by Talya Lubinsky and Niall Bingham. A set of prints was donated to Wits Art Museum. Published by Wits University
History of Art department in support of the History of Art Century Scholarship Fund.

Provenance

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.

Exhibited

Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, HART Portfolio, Curated by Rory Bester and Joni Brenner, 26 October 2013 to 31 January 2014.



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