Live Virtual Auction, 28 June 2022

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 1 759
Lot 303
  • Nicholas Coutts; Coutre Shirt
  • Nicholas Coutts; Coutre Shirt

Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 1 759
Location
Cape Town

About this Item

South African 1992-2019
Coutre Shirt
desgner label on the inside of the garment
knitwear
medium

Notes

The present lot is from the Nicholas Coutts A/W 2017 collection.

The sale of the present lot is to support, The Orange Art Project (OAP). OAP is a project for social coherence, education, and creativity using visual arts and crafts. 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.

Nicholas Coutts started out as a stylist and studied fashion at Cape Town’s Design Academy of Fashion. In his final year, he won the prestigious ELLE Magazine Rising Star 2013 award. The prize included a catwalk show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg and the opportunity to design a capsule collection for retailer Mr Price. In 2014, Nicholas established his eponymously named brand, which went on to feature in fashion shows and expos around the globe.

His hugely tactile textiles are handcrafted through spinning, weaving, knitting, and felting, a unique skill that Nicholas developed both with guidance from his grandmother and at The Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust. The trust is an NGO that addresses family, maternal, child health, and nutrition problems in the informal settlements outside Cape Town. It has a craft centre that includes weaving facilities, initiated by Jill Trappler in the early 1980’s.


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