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 34 500
Lot 76
  • Lovemore Kambudzi; Taxi Rank
  • Lovemore Kambudzi; Taxi Rank

Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 34 500

About this Item

Zimbabwean 1978-
Taxi Rank

signed and dated 2010

oil on canvas
114,5 by 149,5 by 4,5cm, unframed


Lovemore Kambudzi was born and grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. He completed his secondary education in 1995 at St. Peters Secondary School where he excelled in art, enabling him to study an art foundation course at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Arts Studios between 1996 and 1998. On graduating, he received a young artist of promise Award of Distinction at the 1998 annual exhibition. Kambudzi’s highly detailed and vibrant canvases, which comment on everyday life in Zimbabwe, are characterised by Tachism, a painting style where images are created by daubs of colour. Acting as a social critic, Kambudzi satirically documents the economic and political hardships and suffering of the people of Zimbabwe, from corruption to food and petrol shortages.

Kambudzi has received multiple awards and prizes for his work, including winning the Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award in 2003 where the prize was an eight-month scholarship in New Zealand. He has exhibited widely in Zimbabwe, Europe, and the United States and his work is represented in public collections in Zimbabwe and in private collections worldwide.


Stephan Welz & Co, Johannesburg, 17 November 2015, lot 717.

5th Avenue Auctioneers, Johannesburg, 5 June 2016, lot 155.

5th Avenue Auctioneers, Johannesburg, 24 October 2021, lot 343.

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