Live Virtual Auction, 26 - 28 July 2020

Jacob van Schalkwyk; Barcelona FC
Lot 230

Lot Estimate
R 60 000 - 80 000
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About this Item

South African 1979-
Barcelona FC
lithographic ink on paper laid down on board
171.5 by 121cm excluding frame; 177.5 by 128 by 6cm including frame


'Jacob van Schalkwyk is an artist and a novelist. His earliest works after graduating from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and returning to Johannesburg in 2008, chiefly used black. This lot from Fun and Games (2012), a series of works on paper produced after his move to Cape Town, evidences a newfound interest in colour, now integral to his practice. The interlocking triangles of red and blue in this lot are suggestive of a backgammon board and speak to Van Schalkwyk’s investigation of the distinction between form and colour, using the hard-edged abstraction of Bridget Riley and Odili Donald Odita as a foil.‘

Sean O’Toole


cf. Gallery AOP, Johannesburg, Jaco van Schalkwyk: Fun and Games, 24 March to 11 April 2012. Works from the same series were exhibited. Similar examples are held in the Hollard and Nando's collections.


Wilhelm van Rensburg (2012) Jaco van Schalkwyk: Fun and Games, Johannesburg: Gallery AOP.

Jaco van Schalkwyk (2013) Drawings: 2011–2013, Johannesburg: Gallery AOP.

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