SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

Timed Online Auction, 7 - 21 February 2023

SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

Sold for

ZAR 7 622
Lot 8
  • Hanneke Benadé; Portrait I
  • Hanneke Benadé; Portrait I
  • Hanneke Benadé; Portrait I

Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 7 622

About this Item

South African 1972-
Portrait I

signed with the artist's initials and dated 2018; inscribed with the artist's name, the title, the date and medium on a label adhered to the reverse

soft pastel on white cotton paper
32 by 26cm excluding frame; 40 by 34 by 4cm including frame


Artist's Bio

Hanneke Benade’s almost life size pastel drawings are incredibly realistic, with her preferred medium being powder pastels. Her subjects seem to be contemplating things. Rather than inform the viewer of the meaning, Benadé prefers that interpretation comes from the outside. She describes her art as being “like a play, a silent movie or a freeze frame”.
Born in Pretoria, Benadé completed her BA Fine Arts degree in 1993 at the University of Pretoria. Currently a full-time artist, living and working in Robertson in the Western Cape, Benadé has curated exhibitions and lectured drawing at the University of Pretoria. She has exhibited extensively and has taken part in group shows locally and abroad, including Dialogues, 2013, at the Orangerie Exhibition Centre of the French Senate, Paris, and Art Exchange, 2016, a Group Exhibition of 30 South African printers in Queretara and Oaxaca, Mexico. She has also had 14 solo exhibitions in the last 20 years. Benadé has received, among others, a Merit Award at the ABSA Atelier and a Brett Kebble Award in 2003. In 2008 she received two Kanna-Awards at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn and was the Festival Artist in 2016 at the Innibos Lowveld National Arts Festival. She has had two residencies in France and Benade's work is represented in a number of collections, including those of the Universities of Stellenbosch, Pretoria, Free State and Johannesburg; as well as Spier Holdings, Rand Merchant Bank, SAB, Hollard House, Pretoria Art Museum, Iziko Museum Cape Town, the Gauteng Provincial Government, British American Tobacco Company, Sanlam, Sasol, Telkom and ABSA, as well as several private collections in South Africa and abroad.

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