Live Virtual Auction, 26 - 28 July 2020

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R 34 140
Lot 258
  • Clive van den Berg; Johannesburg Scene II
  • Clive van den Berg; Johannesburg Scene II
  • Clive van den Berg; Johannesburg Scene II
  • Clive van den Berg; Johannesburg Scene II
  • Clive van den Berg; Johannesburg Scene II

Lot Estimate
R 30 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 34 140

About this Item

South African 1956-
Johannesburg Scene II
2011
signed with the artist's initials and dated 2011
oil on canvas
60,5 by 50cm excluding frame; 63 by 52,5 by 5cm including frame

Notes

The present lot forms part of a group of landscapes exhibited under the title Soundings, In Passage, at the Goodman Gallery. Reflecting on this body of work, Professor Rosalind C Morris, anthropologist, cultural critic and scholar of visual studies based at Columbia University in New York City, noted the following: ‘We recognise the gestures of brush and paint, but not the genre of landscape. We are reminded of drip painting, but there is no suggestion of radical contingency. The carefully worked surface is without mannerism. And the paint adheres to the canvas in a way that evokes both its meticulous placement and the possibility that it could suddenly detach itself to float upward or fall downward.’1

1. Rosalind C Morris (2011) Clive van den Berg: Unlearning the Grounds of Art, Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery, page 71.

Exhibited

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Soundings, In Passage, 1 to 29 October 2011.

Literature

Rosalind C Morris (2011) Clive van den Berg: Unlearning the Grounds of Art, Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery, illustrated in colour on page 71.


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