19th Century, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 28 June 2022

19th Century, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art Part I
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 2 345
Lot 82
  • Mzuzile Mduduzi Xakaza; Wherever you have Friends
  • Mzuzile Mduduzi Xakaza; Wherever you have Friends

Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 345

About this Item

South African 1965-
Wherever you have Friends

signed, dated 2021 and numbered 4/5 in pencil in the margin

drypoint and monotype
image size: 29,5 by 42cm; sheet size: 35,5 by 50cm, unframed


'My work is created using line and colour to highlight the journey in Archbishop Desmund Tutu’s life, his work and the lives he has touched globally as an active advocate for peace. I am inspired by the quote from ‘The Book of Joy’, which reads: “Wherever you have friends, that’s your country. Wherever you receive love, that’s your home”. I created an image of the Archbishop and Dalai Lama, which I feel befits the above statement. Most of my work centres on the perspective of the Nguni, which explores the connections we have with space and a greater universe.' –Mzuvukile Norman Nxuseka

Mzuvukile Norman Nxuseka was born in 1982 in Central Western Jabavu, Soweto, Johannesburg. He is currently completing the Senior Graduate Programme at Artist Proof Studio. Nxuseka specialises in etching, screen printing, lithography and linocut. He has exhibited with the Artist Proof Studio at the Turbine Art fair 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2020, he was part of an online exhibition on Gender Based Violence with Artist Proof Studio.

Proceeds from the sale of this lot will go to the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

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