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

Lot 90

Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 9 000
Selling Price
Cape Town

About this Item

South African 1946-
Blind Spots and Gods
signed, dated 91, and numbered AP II/IV in pencil in the margin
colour screenprint
image size: 84,5 by 59,5cm; 110 by 84 by 4,5cm including frame


Malcolm Payne exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and was the solo artist at the South African Pavilion in 1995.


Phillippa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin (1997) Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa, Cape Town: David Philip Publishers, another example of the edition illustrated in colour on the cover and page 190.

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