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 341 400
Lot 52
  • Stanley Pinker; Sails and Washing Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy
  • Stanley Pinker; Sails and Washing Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy
  • Stanley Pinker; Sails and Washing Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy


Lot Estimate
ZAR 300 000 - 400 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 341 400

About this Item

South African 1924-2012
Sails and Washing Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy
c1954

signed

oil on canvas laid down on board
39,5 by 109,5cm excluding frame; 55 by 125 by 5cm including frame

Notes

"On my second sojourn in Europe, around 1954, I was in northern Italy in a little village called Malcesine on Lake Garda. The painting was based on photographs I took of the quays going into the lake, where the sails of the boats and various bits of washing, mostly sheets, hung in a long rectangular line. This was a point of departure and reference for a study in which I adapted the elements to produce a composition with the emphasis on forms and colour." — Stanley Pinker1

1Michael Stevenson and Stanley Pinker (2004) Stanley Pinker, Cape Town: Stevenson, page 23.

Provenance

Graham's Fine Art Gallery, Johannesburg, 19 April 2006.

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.

Literature

Michael Stevenson and Stanley Pinker (2004) Stanley Pinker, Cape Town: Stevenson, illustrated in colour on page 23.

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