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 8 794
Lot 279
  • Nel Erasmus; Whirlwind
  • Nel Erasmus; Whirlwind
  • Nel Erasmus; Whirlwind

Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 794
Cape Town

About this Item

South African 1928-

signed; dated March 1983, inscribed with the title and 'Exhibited Carriage House Group Show' in pencil on the reverse; inscribed with the artist's name, title, date, medium and dimension on a SMAC Art Gallery label on the reverse

mixed media on paper
57 by 76cm excluding frame; 77 by 96 by 4cm including frame


SMAC Art Gallery, Nel Erasmus - Review, October 2011 to February 2012.


Marelize van Zyl (2011) Nel Erasmus, published to coincide with the retrospective exhibition, Nel Erasmus - Review, October 2011 to February 2012, Stellenbosch: SMAC Art Gallery, illustrated in colour on page 117.

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