Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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

R 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
  • Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Modern Life: You Have Lost the Bird, You Only Have the Feathers

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


Other lots that might interest you
Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi; Sharing Spirits Together
Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi
Sharing Spirits Together
R 4 000 - 6 000
Philippa Hobbs; Spell of Divine Contrivance
Philippa Hobbs
Spell of Divine Contrivance
R 3 000 - 5 000
Muziwakhe Nhlabatsi; Ancient Beings
Muziwakhe Nhlabatsi
Ancient Beings
R 10 000 - 15 000
Pieter van der Westhuizen; Two People
Pieter van der Westhuizen
Two People
R 12 000 - 18 000
Walter Battiss; Fook Stamps and Fook First Day Cover, three
Walter Battiss
Fook Stamps and Fook First Day Cover, three
R 5 000 - 7 000
William Kentridge; Preparing the Flute, poster
William Kentridge
Preparing the Flute, poster
R 8 000 - 12 000