Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

About the Session

NWU Gallery curator and collections manager Amohelang Mohajane is the guest curator for our August online-only auction. Her selection is carefully curated in celebration of Women’s Month. Mohajane has participated as a curator in over 30 exhibitions in the past 10 years, contributing to powerful visual and academic narratives relating to feminism, postcolonialism, and South African and African Art. 

Sold for

ZAR 58 625
Lot 1
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers

Lot Estimate
ZAR 18 000 - 24 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 58 625

About this Item

South African 1943-
Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers
signed and dated 2004/5; inscribed with the title on the reverse; inscribed with the artist's name, the title and the medium on an Everard Read label adhered to the reverse
oil and chalk pastel on paper
sheet size: 55 by 73cm; 72,5 by 90,5 by 2,5cm including frame

Provenance

Strauss & Co, Johannesburg, 12 November 2012, lot 94.


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