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 15 243
Lot 44
  • Michael Taylor; the embarrassing chum (sic)
  • Michael Taylor; the embarrassing chum (sic)
  • Michael Taylor; the embarrassing chum (sic)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 15 243

About this Item

South African 1979-
the embarrassing chum (sic)

signed and dated '08; inscribed with the artist's name, title, date and medium on a João Ferreira Gallery label adhered to the reverse

gouache on board
50 by 50cm excluding frame; 51 by 51 by 4,5cm including frame

Provenance

João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, 31 December 2008.

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.

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