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.

The first session offers Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art with a focus on Prints and Multiples, Works on Paper, Sculpture and Ceramics (lots 1 - 88).

Sold for

ZAR 45 520
Lot 7
  • William Scott; Still Life with Frying Pan and Eggs
  • William Scott; Still Life with Frying Pan and Eggs
  • William Scott; Still Life with Frying Pan and Eggs

Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 45 520
Cape Town

About this Item

William Scott
British 1913-1989
Still Life with Frying Pan and Eggs
signed, dated 73 and numbered 180/250 in pencil in the work
colour screenprint on paper
sheet size: 67,5 by 87cm; 75,5 by 97 by 2cm including frame


Another example from the same edition is in the Tate Collection, London.

"In the late 1940s, William Scott (1913-1989) realised that 'if the guitar was to Braque his Madonna, the frying pan could be my guitar.' Described by the distinguished critic Hilton Kramer as 'the best painter of his generation in England', Scott is most often admired for his kitchen-table still lifes, featuring pots, pans, bowls, plates of mackerel, pears and so on – all rendered simple and plain. 'I chose … objects without any glamour,' he said ('a few eggs, a toasting fork'): 'I wanted my pictures to have a painting not literary success."1


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