Art for the Arch Auction for the Tutu Legacy Fund

Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 31 864
Lot 136
  • Various Artists; Homage to Tutu
  • Various Artists; Homage to Tutu

Lot Estimate
ZAR 14 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 31 864

About this Item

Various Artists
Homage to Tutu

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

linocut on paper
image size: 143 by 141cm; sheet size: 156 by 145cm, unframed


The long-standing relationship between Strauss & Co and the Artists Proof Studio, resulting in many creative printmaking projects over the years, prompted the Company to approach the Studio yet again with a special project aimed at contributing prints to the Art for the Arch charity auction, with the intention of raising funds for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation Fund. Briefing the APS senior students, Wilhelm van Rensburg, Senior Art Specialist and Head Curator at Strauss & Co, encouraged them to draw inspiration from The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, co-authored by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, conceptualising the great wisdom in the book in visual form. The results are a fitting tribute to the life and work of an exceptional man of our times.  

This work is a collaborative print where multiple Artist Proof Studio students contributed.


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

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