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 7 622
Lot 53
  • Thakor (Thakorbhai Kishorbhai) Patel; Untitled
  • Thakor (Thakorbhai Kishorbhai) Patel; Untitled
  • Thakor (Thakorbhai Kishorbhai) Patel; Untitled


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 7 622

About this Item

Zimbabwean 1932-
Untitled

signed and dated 13/9/2013

mixed media on paper
68,5 by 48cm excluding frame; 81 by 57 by 2cm including frame

Notes

Born in Gujarat, India, contemporary artist Thakor Patel studied drawing and painting in the Bombay area before moving to Zimbabwe in 1980. His works, which are abstract and surreal in nature, feature geometric shapes and crisp lines; a clear influence of print on his style. In 2017, Patel immigrated to the USA.

In 2013, Patel was honoured with a retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare. He received a Rockefeller Foundation award for a residency at the Bellagio Centre in Italy in 2016. In 2017, he participated in the exhibition Decompounding Experiences at the Tsoko Gallery in Harare.

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.

Provenance

The Harry Kantor Collection.

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