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.”


  • Wayne Barker; The Church Lady in Blue
  • Wayne Barker; The Church Lady in Blue
  • Wayne Barker; The Church Lady in Blue


Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000

About this Item

South African 1963-
The Church Lady in Blue

inscribed with the artist's name, title, medium and dated 2009 on a SMAC Art Gallery label adhered to the reverse

strung glass beads laid down on board
59,5 by 59cm excluding frame; 70,5 by 70 by 6,5cm including frame

Provenance

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, 2 April 2010.

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.

Literature

Circa (2012) Wayne Barker: Love Land, exhibition catalogue, Johannesburg: Everard Read, similar examples illustrated in colour on pages 11 and 17.

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