Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa

Timed Online Auction, 13 - 28 February 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa
About the Session

Including Property of Collectors and The Harry Kantor Collection.

Harry Kantor (1934-2019), a Capetonian, moved to Harare in the late 1950s. He supported local art institutions such as the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and Gallery Delta, serving as Chairman of both institutions. He promoted Zimbabwe's artists globally and amassed over 300 works, including European and indigenous African painters, Victorian and Chinese pieces. His collection includes significant roots of early Zimbabwean painting. Five paintings from his collection are on display at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts' exhibition "When We See Us", featuring African figurative art.

Lots 51-62 can be viewed on our current Timed Online Auction, and lot 75 in our Curatorial Voices Auction, both taking place on the 28th of February.


Sold for

ZAR 9 380
Lot 22
  • Brett Murray; Persuasion
  • Brett Murray; Persuasion
  • Brett Murray; Persuasion


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 9 380

About this Item

South African 1961-
Persuasion

inscribed with the artist's initials and numbered 1/1 in pencil in the margin

photographic print
image size: 34,5 by 52,5cm; sheet size: 40 by 57,5cm; 50,5 by 68 by 4,5cm including frame

Notes

Brett Murray's practice is largely dedicated to political satire. His work acts in conversation with current events and is intended to expose the South African government's corruption. He has exhibited extensively in South Africa and abroad, including the Cuban Biennial (1994), Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile, Museum of African Art, New York, and Kunsthaus in Baselland, Switzerland.

Provenance

Southern Guild, Cape Town, 2011.

Property of Collectors.

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