Online-Only Auction, 14 - 25 April 2022

About the Session

This Venice Biennale-themed session in Strauss & Co's April online-only auction is timed to coincide with the launch of the 59th edition of the Venice Biennale in late April, and Strauss & Co’s sponsorship of the African Art in Venice Forum 2022 at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal on 20 and 21 April. This session divulges the history of the Venice Biennale and South African art, as the art world converges on Venice. South Africa first became part of the Venice Biennale more than seventy years ago. The cordial relationship between Italy and South Africa over this period has nurtured international support for artists and art organisations in this country and continues to develop today.

Sold for

ZAR 23 450
Lot 17
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads)
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads)
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads)
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads)
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 23 450

About this Item

South African 1886-1973
Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads)
signed with the artist's initials
chalk pastel and charcoal on paper laid down on board
47,5 by 38cm excluding frame; 85,5 by 76 by 6,5cm including frame

Notes

Maggie Laubser exhibited at the Venice Biennale, South African Pavilion in 1952.

Literature

Dalene Marais (1994) Maggie Laubser: Her Paintings, Drawings and Graphics, Johannesburg: Perskor, illustrated in black and white on page 235, catalogue number. 824.


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