Monochrome: Modern and Contemporary Art

Timed Online Auction, 7 - 27 March 2023

Monochrome
About the Session

The monochrome session features artworks from big hitters such as William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Joni Brenner, Deborah Bell, and Irma Stern. Each work explores form through the manipulation of a material rather than through the addition of colour. 

Artworks from the sale will be displayed in a dedicated space at Strauss & Co’s new offices in Brickfield Canvas, 35 Brickfield Road, Woodstock. 

The monochrome session is an extended session that opens on Tuesday 7 March at 8 am and concludes at 2 pm on the 27th of March, closing in 1-minute intervals.


Sold for

ZAR 11 725
Lot 52
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
  • Walter Battiss; South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 9 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 11 725

About this Item

South African 1906-1982
South African Lithographs by Walter Battiss: A Series of Twelve from the Original Plates, Each Signed by the Artist. Limited to 150 Sets. Five Guineas, portfolio
circa 1950

each signed and numbered 104/150 in pencil in the margin

six lithographs on paper, in a paperpack portfolio cover
each image size variable; sheet size: 30,5 by 38cm, unframed

Notes

The present lot is considered a rare Battiss "Book Item", although it contains no text. The portfolio is incomplete with only six of the twelve 12 black and white lithographed drawings of South African cities and towns. They are contained in a decorated green paper portfolio cover.

Literature

Lee Van Bruggen (1972) Walter Battiss: a bibliography. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Dept. of Bibliography, Librarianship and Typography.

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