Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

Sold for

ZAR 45 520
Lot 98
  • Dirk Meerkotter; Carnival
  • Dirk Meerkotter; Carnival
  • Dirk Meerkotter; Carnival
  • Dirk Meerkotter; Carnival
  • Dirk Meerkotter; Carnival

Lot Estimate
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 45 520

About this Item

South African 1922-2017
signed and dated 02; signed and dated on the reverse
oil on canvas
102 by 102cm excluding frame; 103,5 by 103,5 by 3cm including frame


In 1950, Dirk Meerkotter held his first solo exhibition at the Constantia Gallery in Johannesburg to great acclaim. He held a total of 87 solo exhibitions across South Africa and Namibia between 1951 and 2009 and participated in many group exhibitions in Southern Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the USA. Meerkotter also participated in the Florence and Sao Paulo Biennales in the seventies. In 1992 Meerkotter received a prestigious award from the FAK and, in 2001, he was awarded an honorary medal from the South African Association for Science and Art for his extraordinary contribution to the visual arts. Meerkotter was inspired by the vibrating world of line, colour (sound), texture, form, rhythm and space, which he endeavoured to portray with integrity in his paintings, etchings and ceramics. 


Donated by Gerrit Meerkotter, the artist's son. 

Framing courtesy of Maxwoods Framers and Gilders.

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