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 2 345
Lot 25
  • Dan Halter; Samizdat
  • Dan Halter; Samizdat
  • Dan Halter; Samizdat


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 345

About this Item

Zimbabwean 1977-
Samizdat
2011

signed and numbered 3/101 in pencil in the margin

hand-woven ink-jet archival prints
28 by 19cm excluding frame; 38,5 by 29,5 by 4cm including frame

Notes

"The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, by Emmanuel Goldstein, is a fictional book that is a thematic and plot element integral to the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell. A large portion of Nineteen Eighty-Four is a reproduction of portions of the samizdat publication allegedly written by Emmanuel Goldstein and known simply as 'The Book', although its actual title is The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism." —Dan Halter, 2011.1

1. http://danhalter.com/samizdat-2011/, accessed 3 January 2023.

Dan Halter was born in Zimbabwe. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BAFA. His solo exhibitions include Take Me to Your Leader, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town (2006); Mafuta Farm, Dillon + Lee, New York City, NY, USA (2017); Zimbabwean Traffic, Skövde Konstmuseet, Skövde, Sweden (2017); and Patience Can Cook a Stone, WHATIFTHEWORLD/Gallery, Cape Town (2018). Group shows include Energy Flash – The Rave Movement, M HKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen); the 16th and 17th VideoBrasil (São Paulo) in 2007 and 2011; the 10th Havana Biennale in 2009; the Dakar Biennale in 2010; and Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. He has been an artist in residence in Zürich, Cologne, Turin, Rio de Janeiro, and Dufftown in Scotland.

Provenance

WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, 2012.

Property of Collectors.

Exhibited

WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Cape Town, The Truth Lies Here, Thursday 8 March to Saturday 14 April 2012.

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