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 34 140
Lot 41
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three
  • Claudette Schreuders; The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 34 140

About this Item

South African 1973-
The Three Sisters I; The Three Sisters II; The Three Sisters III, three

each signed, numbered A/P, inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin and impressed with The Artists' Press chopmark

colour lithograph on paper
each: sheet size: 65 by 39cm; 79 by 54 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

The present lot is part of a series of lithographs used to develop studies in preparation for Claudette Schreuders’ sculptural work The Three Sisters made of wood and enamel now housed at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. “Schreuders, born in 1973, is inspired by family photographs and memories of the social experience of growing up white, female and Afrikaans in the broader political context of South Africa. Her carved and painted wood sculptures pay homage to the styles of African tribal art, the Colon figures of West Africa and Western religious woodcarving.”1

1. Arizona State University News, https://news.asu.edu/20160531-long-day-sculptureclaudette-schreuders-reflects-south-africansocial-realities, accessed 2 August, 2022.

Provenance

Stephan Welz & Co in association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 19 to 21 November 2007, lot 574.

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.

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