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 11 139
Lot 228
  • Azaria Mbatha; Joseph Story
  • Azaria Mbatha; Joseph Story
  • Azaria Mbatha; Joseph Story

Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 11 139

About this Item

South African 1941-2018
Joseph Story

signed and numbered 80/100 in pencil in the margin

image size: 31 by 34cm; sheet size: 42 by 54cm; 53 by 63 by 4,5cm including frame


Gerald West (1998) 'Reading the Joseph Story (Genesis 37-50) with Azaria Mbatha and Others' in Azaria Mbatha: Retrospective Exhibition, Durban: National Arts Council, another example from the edition illustrated in colour on page 83.

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