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 23 450
Lot 34
  • Michael Pettit; Clytemnestra
  • Michael Pettit; Clytemnestra
  • Michael Pettit; Clytemnestra

Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 23 450

About this Item

South African 1950-

signed; inscribed with the artist's name, title, medium and dated 'October 2004, December 2005, October 2006' on the reverse

oil on canvas
46 by 46cm excluding frame; 50 by 50 by 5cm including frame


AVA Gallery, Cape Town, 30 October 2008.

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.


AVA Gallery, Cape Town, Michael Pettit: Figurative Paintings, Lyrical Abstracts, 4 April to 20 December 2008.

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