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 3 518
Lot 24
  • Anton Kannemeyer; Z is for Zuma, Alphabet of Democracy series
  • Anton Kannemeyer; Z is for Zuma, Alphabet of Democracy series
  • Anton Kannemeyer; Z is for Zuma, Alphabet of Democracy series


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 3 518

About this Item

South African 1967-
Z is for Zuma, Alphabet of Democracy series

signed, dated 2008, numbered 13/25 in pencil, and embossed with a Warren Editions chopmark in the margin; inscribed with the artist's name, title, date, and edition number on the reverse

colour etching on paper
image size: 41 by 22cm; sheet size: 61 by 43,5cm; 79 by 72 by 5cm including frame

Notes

Anton Kannemeyer is a South African artist known for his satirical, black humour comics. He studied graphic design at Stellenbosch University, where he met his frequent collaborator, Conrad Botes. Together, the two – who also go by the pseudonyms Joe Dog (Kannemeyer) and Konradski (Botes) – began the acerbic comic magazine Bitterkomix in 1992. This series pokes fun at the stereotypical parts of Afrikaner culture. In 2005, he began his Alphabet of Democracy series, which critiques the politics and society of post-apartheid South Africa. While he is best known for works in the aforementioned vein, Kannemeyer also creates intricate drawings of clusters of trees found on the slopes of Table Mountain.

Kannemeyer’s work has been included in numerous publications and is held in the permanent collections of places such as MoMA, New York City, NY, USA; SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; and Johannesburg Art Gallery.

Provenance

Property of Collectors.

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