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).

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Lot 283
  • Bronwen Findlay; The Currie Cup 1990
  • Bronwen Findlay; The Currie Cup 1990

Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price

About this Item

South African 1953-
The Currie Cup 1990

signed and dated 1991

oil and found object on canvas in artist painted frame
56 by 46 by 5cm including frame


The present lot was produced as part of a series inspired by a commission the artist received by Craig Jamieson, then captain of The Sharks, the Kwa-Zulu Natal rugby team. The artwork was created to commemorate the team's victory in the Currie Cup Final in 1990. Findlay continued painting smaller works such as the present lot that eventually led to a larger artwork titled Trophies now housed at the Wits Art Museum.

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