Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa

Live Virtual Auction, 28 February 2023

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa
About the Session

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa is a dynamic collaborative project conceived by Strauss & Co to address the need for diversified representation of artists from across the African continent in the secondary market. Curated by Strauss & Co Heads of Sale, Kirsty Colledge and Kate Fellens, with input by seven international art experts with embedded knowledge of Africa; Serge Tiroche, Valerie Kabov, Heba Elkayal, Danda Jaroljmek, Anne Kariuki, Dana Endundo Ferreira, Kimberley Cunningham. Curatorial Voices presents collectors with a broad selection of work by leading contemporary artists alongside select pieces by important historical artists.

Sold for

ZAR 19 933
Lot 26
  • Mashudu Nevhuthalu; Docked at the Harbour
  • Mashudu Nevhuthalu; Docked at the Harbour
  • Mashudu Nevhuthalu; Docked at the Harbour

Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 19 933

About this Item

South African 1992-
Docked at the Harbour

signed and dated '18; inscribed with the title, date, and medium on the reverse

oil on canvas
37,5 by 76cm excluding frame; 40,5 by 78,5 by 3,5cm including frame


Accompanied by a BKhz by Banele Khoza certificate of authenticity inscribed with the title and medium.

"Feelings of nostalgia occur from anything like a dress your mother used to wear, or a bumper sticker that reminds you of your parents’ (or your own) first car. These are feelings I seek to bring about in the viewer looking at my work. I am interested in photography and I work from old family photographs. Though these photographs are personal to me, we have all had similar experiences that we have captured in photographs. My figures are simplified and often made to look hazy and blurry and this depiction emphasizes the idea of memory being a very vague and elusive thing. This effect also removes the identity of the person from the original photograph, making the work universal and the figure becoming representations of anyone the viewer wishes, tied to their own memories. The use of bright vivid colours is my way of reliving those memories anew." —Mashudu Nevhuthalu

Mashudu Nevhuthalu was born in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, in 1992. He attended school at McAuley House Primary School and Greenside High School. Although he did not have much art training at primary or high school levels, he has always had an interest in art. His first influence was all the graffiti and street murals he used to see (and still does) decorating dilapidated buildings, almost bringing them to life with their colours. This love for graffiti urged him to pursue art at the tertiary level, where he received his Honours in Fine and Applied Arts in 2014 at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. Nevhuthalu has taken part in a number of small group shows and competitions and was selected in the Sasol New Signatures Competition in 2017. He has exhibited his work at the Turbine Art Fair (2019) showing under 99 Loop Gallery.

Biography courtesy of Africa First.


BKhz by Banele Khoza, Johannesburg, 2018.

Africa First, 2023.


BKhz by Banele Khoza, Johannesburg, Archives of Colour, 16 November to 7 December 2019.

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