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).


Sold for

ZAR 7 622
Lot 216
  • Cecil Skotnes; Baudelaire's Voyage, four prints
  • Cecil Skotnes; Baudelaire's Voyage, four prints
  • Cecil Skotnes; Baudelaire's Voyage, four prints
  • Cecil Skotnes; Baudelaire's Voyage, four prints
  • Cecil Skotnes; Baudelaire's Voyage, four prints
  • Cecil Skotnes; Baudelaire's Voyage, four prints


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 7 622

About this Item

South African 1926-2009
Baudelaire's Voyage, four prints

each signed, dated 75, numbered 3/75 and inscribed with the title in pencil and embossed with the Egon Guenther chopmark in the margin, including No 3 Black Venus, No 4 The Albatross, No 6 The Island of Death, and No 8 Groot Constantia

four-colour woodcuts on paper in cloth-covered portfolio
sheet size: 48,5 by 63,5cm; portfolio: 50 by 65 by 1,5cm

Notes

4 sonnets by Stephen Grey and 4 woodcuts by Cecil Skotnes, signed by the poet and the artist on the title page and numbered 3 of an edition of 75 plus 15 artist's proofs numbered I to XV, printed by Egon Guenther, Johannesburg.

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