Live Virtual Auction, 28 June 2022

About the Session

Strauss & Co's latest live virtual sale takes place on Tuesday 28 June 2022 and includes three sessions of fine art, including a session devoted entirely to Abstract Art created in South Africa. The 308 lots available to browse, bid and buy in these curated sessions include prints, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and books.

This special focus session include prints, portfolios, works on paper, paintings, and sculptures, by local artists working in a broad array of Abstract styles (lots 201-299).

To conclude the sale, Strauss & Co is proud to support established artist Jill Trappler’s latest initiative, The Orange Art Project (OAP). OAP introduces children and youth in foster homes throughout the Western Cape to creativity, arts and crafts through a network of diverse professional artists to assist in educational and social development. Local artists and organisations such as Sam Nhlengethwa, LL Editions, Lwando Dlamini and Pat Mautloa have donated artwork to raise funds for this worthy cause (lots 302-308).

Sold for

ZAR 170 700
Lot 202
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract with the Family
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract with the Family
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract with the Family
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract with the Family

Lot Estimate
ZAR 130 000 - 160 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 170 700
Cape Town

About this Item

South African 1911-1975
Abstract with the Family
oil on canvas
133 by 183cm excluding frame; 134 by 184cm including frame


A gift from the artist to the previous owner.

Strauss & Co, Johannesburg, May 2014, Lot 238.

Strauss & Co, Cape Town, March 2018, Lot 592.

Private Collection.


Esmé Berman and Karel Nel. (2009) Alexis Preller: Africa, the Sun and Shadows, Saxonwold, Shelf Publishers, similar figures are illustrated in colour on page 203.

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