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 4 690
Lot 42
  • Christiaan Diedericks; Vir volk en vaderland (sic), Icaraus series
  • Christiaan Diedericks; Vir volk en vaderland (sic), Icaraus series
  • Christiaan Diedericks; Vir volk en vaderland (sic), Icaraus series

Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 690

About this Item

South African 1965-
Vir volk en vaderland (sic), Icaraus series

signed, dated 2004, numbered AP, inscribed with the title in pencil, and embossed with the Icaraus chopmark in the margin

multiple prints on paper
sheet size: 56 by 44,5cm; 79 by 68,5 by 5cm including frame


Christiaan Diedericks graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Potchefstroom and completed his Master's in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 2000. Diedericks has exhibited extensively throughout Southern Africa, as well as in the USA, Japan, Germany, England and Sweden. In 2006, he was the winner of the Kanna Award for Fine Arts at the ABSA KKNK festival in Oudtshoorn for his exhibition Secrets and Lies: Her Majesty's Ivory Tower. He worked as an artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, after receiving the prestigious Ampersand Foundation Fellowship in 2007, in New York, where his work was exhibited at the gallery 5+5 in Brooklyn to critical acclaim.


Acquired from the artist by the current owners.

Property of Collectors.

View all Christiaan Diedericks lots for sale in this auction

Other lots that might interest you
Anton Kannemeyer; Z is for Zuma, Alphabet of Democracy series
Anton Kannemeyer
Z is for Zuma, Alphabet of Democracy series
ZAR 3 000 - 5 000
Robert Hodgins; Night Patrol, New York
Robert Hodgins
Night Patrol, New York
ZAR 18 000 - 24 000
Norman Catherine; Red Lips
Norman Catherine
Red Lips
ZAR 6 000 - 9 000
Norman Catherine; Dream Cloth
Norman Catherine
Dream Cloth
ZAR 6 000 - 9 000
Cecil Skotnes; Reclining Female Figure
Cecil Skotnes
Reclining Female Figure
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Cecil Skotnes; Untitled (Male Figure)
Cecil Skotnes
Untitled (Male Figure)
ZAR 3 000 - 4 000