Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

Sold for

R 3 518
Lot 411
  • Louis van Heerden; Experimental Composition
  • Louis van Heerden; Experimental Composition
  • Louis van Heerden; Experimental Composition
  • Louis van Heerden; Experimental Composition
  • Louis van Heerden; Experimental Composition
  • Louis van Heerden; Experimental Composition

Lot Estimate
R 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 3 518

About this Item

South African 1941-
Experimental Composition
signed, dated 1995 and numbered 5/60 in pencil in the margin
colour woodcut on paper
plate size: 38 by 29cm; 78 by 66 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

The artist studied the technique of colour woodcut printing with renowned printmaker Philippa Hobbs, but produced only one edition of prints. The entire edition of 60 was framed and given to friends as parting gifts when Van Heerden relocated from Johannesburg to the Cape in 1995. The two figures in the image reference souls rising from the dead in the work of early Netherlandish painter Rogier van der Weyden, as well as the artist and his wife Nancy. The couple were passionate growers of camellias, hence the large bloom in the foreground, and the Siamese cat in the image is a reference to their much-loved pet Cluny.


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