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 31 864
Lot 260
  • Christo Coetzee; Head with Roses: Tantra Discontinuity over Self Portrait
  • Christo Coetzee; Head with Roses: Tantra Discontinuity over Self Portrait
  • Christo Coetzee; Head with Roses: Tantra Discontinuity over Self Portrait


Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 31 864

About this Item

South African 1929-2000
Head with Roses: Tantra Discontinuity over Self Portrait "Man 20" Curtain Face, two works conjoined

signed, dated 87, inscribed with the title and 'Tulbagh, Cape, SA' in pencil in the work; signed and inscribed with the artist's name, title, and medium on a label on the reverse

mixed media and collage on paper
85 by 66cm excluding frame; 90,5 by 71,5 by 8,5cm including frame

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