19th Century, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 28 June 2022

In/Tangible: South African Abstract Art
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).


  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five
  • The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five


Lot Estimate
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000

About this Item

Johannesburg Centenary Prints, five

each signed, dated '86 and numbered 46/100 in pencil in the margin

colour screenprints on paper, one with collage
average sheet size: 76 by 56cm

Notes

These works are from the Johannesburg Centenary Print Portfolio, published by The Brenthurst Press for The Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, edition limited to 100.

Giuseppe Cattaneo, The Gable, signed, dated '86 and numbered 46/100 in pencil in the margin, screenprint in twenty-eight colours, image size: 42 by 65cm.
Robert Hodgins, Encounter, signed, dated '86 and numbered 46/100 in pencil in the margin, screenprint in ten colours, image size: 39,5 by 54cm.
Ezrom Legae, Quarter to Twelve to Implosion, signed, dated '86 and numbered 46/100 in pencil in the margin, screenprint in eight colours, image size: 54 by 38cm.
Karel Nel, In-Tact, signed, dated '86 and numbered 46/100 in pencil in the margin, screenprint in seven colours, with collage, image size: 53 by 45cm.
Malcolm Payne, Penumbra, signed, dated '86 and numbered 46/100 in pencil in the margin, screenprint in nine colours, image size: 73,5 by 54,5cm.

Images of individual items in the composite image are not to scale.

Literature

Karel Nel's In-Tact illustrated in:

Kendell Geers (ed) (1997) Contemporary South African Art: The Gencor Collection, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, illustrated in colour on page 4.

Michael Stevenson and Annabel Rosholt (2003) Moving in Time and Space: Shifts between Abstraction and Representation in Post-War South African Art, Cape Town: Michael Stevenson Contemporary, illustrated in colour on page 85.

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