Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

Sold for

ZAR 21 105
Lot 5
  • Willie Bester; District Six
  • Willie Bester; District Six
  • Willie Bester; District Six
  • Willie Bester; District Six
  • Willie Bester; District Six

Lot Estimate
ZAR 18 000 - 24 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 21 105

About this Item

South African 1956-
District Six
signed and dated 90
oil on canvas
54,5 by 93,5cm excluding frame; 63 by 103 by 8cm including frame


Willie Bester is a South African painter, sculptor, and collage artist. In 1986 he attended the Community Arts Project (CAP) in District Six which quickly equipped him with the social network to become an active player in the anti-apartheid movement. He is best known for his role in the protesting of the apartheid system through his mixed media and found object works produced in the 1980s and 1990s. "I am sometimes tempted to go to the seaside and to paint beautiful things from nature but I do not do it because my art has to be taken as a nasty tasting medicine for awakening conscience." Bester has had many solo, group, and biennale exhibitions throughout his illustrious career, and is visible in all major collections in South Africa as well as abroad. He currently lives in Kuilsrivier, South Africa with his wife, Evelyn, and their three children.


Donated by Omar Valley.

Other lots that might interest you
Richard Scott; Money Tree
Richard Scott
Money Tree
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000
Alice Goldin; Klein Constantia (Marlbrook) Winter
Alice Goldin
Klein Constantia (Marlbrook) Winter
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Laura van Riet; Pensive (Portrait of Breyton Paulse)
Laura van Riet
Pensive (Portrait of Breyton Paulse)
ZAR 1 000 - 2 000
Rouvé de Flamingh; Another Day in Paradise
Rouvé de Flamingh
Another Day in Paradise
ZAR 2 000 - 4 000
Louis Jansen van Vuuren; Cap de Bonne Espérance
Louis Jansen van Vuuren
Cap de Bonne Espérance
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Georgina Gratrix; Ballyhoo Blooms
Georgina Gratrix
Ballyhoo Blooms
ZAR 70 000 - 90 000