Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 25 April 2022

South African Art at the Venice Biennale
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 5 277
Lot 50
  • Gordon Vorster; Elephants in a Landscape
  • Gordon Vorster; Elephants in a Landscape
  • Gordon Vorster; Elephants in a Landscape
  • Gordon Vorster; Elephants in a Landscape
  • Gordon Vorster; Elephants in a Landscape


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277

About this Item

South African 1924-1988
Elephants in a Landscape

signed

watercolour on paper
93 by 72,5cm excluding frame; 73 by 92 by 2,5cm including frame

Notes

Gordon Vorster exhibited at the Venice Biennale, South African Pavilion in 1958.

Provenance

Gifted to the current owner's parents by the artist.

View all Gordon Vorster lots for sale in this auction



Other lots that might interest you
Gordon Vorster; Figural Composition
Gordon Vorster
Figural Composition
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Terence McCaw; The Rialto Bridge, Venice
Terence McCaw
The Rialto Bridge, Venice
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
Carl Büchner; Nude
Carl Büchner
Nude
ZAR 1 500 - 2 000
Alexander Rose-Innes; Cottage
Alexander Rose-Innes
Cottage
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000
Conrad Theys; Street with Trees
Conrad Theys
Street with Trees
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000
David Shepherd; David Shepherd in South Africa, The SAPPI Selection Series
David Shepherd
David Shepherd in South Africa, The SAPPI Selection Series
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000