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.

  • Hussein Salim; Alsahara
  • Hussein Salim; Alsahara

Lot Estimate
ZAR 90 000 - 120 000
Cape Town
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About this Item

Sudanese 1966-

signed and dated 21; inscribed with the artist's name, date, title, and medium on the reverse

collage and acrylic on canvas
item size: 200 by 240 by 2,5cm, unframed


Born in Sudan, North Africa, Salim took refuge in the United Kingdom, Germany, Egypt, and South Africa because of a tumultuous political and economic period, before returning to his homeland. After artistic training at Khartoum University, he attained his master’s degree in Fine Art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His artwork, characterised by its abstraction in lively colours and patterns, explores themes of diaspora and living amongst multicultural communities. He has exhibited extensively overseas along with acclaimed local galleries, most recently Garden of Carnal Delights, a solo exhibition at The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2021.


Melrose Art Gallery, Johannesburg, 2021.

Private Collection.

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