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 136 560
Lot 48
  • Michael Pettit; Slow time
  • Michael Pettit; Slow time
  • Michael Pettit; Slow time

Lot Estimate
ZAR 60 000 - 80 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 136 560

About this Item

South African 1950-
Slow time

signed; signed, dated 2005, and inscribed with the title and medium on the reverse

oil on canvas
138 by 160cm excluding frame; 141 by 163,5 by 5cm including frame


AVA Gallery, Cape Town, 27 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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