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 6 449
Lot 232
  • Albert Adams; Self Portrait
  • Albert Adams; Self Portrait
  • Albert Adams; Self Portrait


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 6 449

About this Item

South African 1929-2006
Self Portrait
1960

signed

etching on paper
image size: 60 by 40cm; sheet size: 81 by 59cm, unframed

Notes

The Proof print of this edition is housed in the Albert Adams Collection in London.

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the current owner.

Literature

Marilyn Martin and Joe Dolby (ed.) (2008) Albert Adams: Journey on a Tightrope, Cape Town: Iziko South African National Gallery, another impression from the edition illustrated on pages 21 and 108.

Elza Miles (2019) An invincible spirit: Albert Adams and his art, Cape Town: SMAC Gallery, another impression from the edition illustrated on pages 92 and 164.

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