Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

Sold for

R 170 700
Lot 114
  • Georgina Gratrix; Ballyhoo Blooms
  • Georgina Gratrix; Ballyhoo Blooms
  • Georgina Gratrix; Ballyhoo Blooms

Lot Estimate
R 70 000 - 90 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 170 700

About this Item

South African 1982-
Ballyhoo Blooms
dated 2021 and inscribed 'The Desmond Tutu Foundation donation' on the reverse
oil and glitter on linen
60,5 by 70cm excluding frame; 63 by 73 by 5,5cm including frame


Georgina Gratrix was born in Mexico City in 1982 and grew up in Durban, South Africa. Gratrix graduated in Fine Art, specialising in painting, from the University of Cape Town in 2005. In 2018, Gratrix was awarded the Discovery Prize at the 50th Anniversary edition of Art Brussels, for her presentation with SMAC Gallery. Gratrix is a recipient of the Ampersand Fellowship Award and completed a residency with them in New York City, USA in 2018. Past exhibitions include The Reunion, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa (2021, solo); The Pleasure is Mine, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020, solo); Plus One Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (2018); On Repeat, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2017, solo); Puppy Love, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2016, solo); and Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart, curated by Marilyn Martin, New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa (2015).


Donated by the artist. Courtesy of SMAC Gallery.

Framing courtesy of Maxwoods Framers and Gilders.

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