Art for the Arch Auction for the Tutu Legacy Fund

Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 2 345
Lot 133
  • Hlavutelo Ngobeni; Priest
  • Hlavutelo Ngobeni; Priest
  • Hlavutelo Ngobeni; Priest
  • Hlavutelo Ngobeni; Priest

Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 345

About this Item

South African 21st Century

signed, dated 2021 and numbered 1/5 with pencil in the margin

etching and surface rolling
image size: 40 by 27cm; sheet size: 50 by 35,5cm, unframed


'This artwork captures a time in the apartheid era when Tutu led his people as a priest, friend, and man of the people. I was very inspired by a quote that I read about ‘difference’ and that differences between people shouldn’t separate and alienate us, “We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another”.' –Hlavutelo Ngobeni

Born in Thomo village, Limpopo, Hlavutelo Ngobeni was encouraged from a young age, particularly by her school teacher, to follow her passion for the arts. Ngobeni is currently doing workplace training in the pro-shop at Artist Proof Studio. Phillemon Hlungwani, a renowned artist and APS alumnus, has been an instrumental influence on the artist's printmaking. 


Donated by the artist. Courtesy of Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg.

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