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 147 940
Lot 73
  • John Koenakeefe Mohl; Washing Collector in Storm in Johannesburg Townships in 1965
  • John Koenakeefe Mohl; Washing Collector in Storm in Johannesburg Townships in 1965
  • John Koenakeefe Mohl; Washing Collector in Storm in Johannesburg Townships in 1965


Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 147 940

About this Item

South African 1903-1985
Washing Collector in Storm in Johannesburg Townships in 1965

signed and dated '69; inscribed with the artist's name, title, and a caption by the artist and Nurse Puieletts on the reverse

oil on board
60 by 53cm excluding frame; 77 by 70,5 by 5,5cm including frame

Notes

"Though storm has come, storm shall pass, for thee of the Lord shall seize all the nooks of the Earth. My donkey and I, who are the sole breadwinners of the family shall not perish in thy presence. The prayer of the washing collector"

— Caption story by Nurse Puieletts & K Mohl inscribed on the reverse

Provenance

Stephan Welz & Co in association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 16 and 17 April 2007, lot 542.

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.

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