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 86
  • Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng; Hope for Better Days
  • Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng; Hope for Better Days

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

About this Item

South African 21st Century
Hope for Better Days

signed, dated 2021, numbered 4/5, and inscribed with the title in red pencil in the margin

linocut and watercolour on paper
image size: 30,5 by 41,5cm; sheet size: 31,5 by 41,5cm, unframed


'My work speaks about the daily hustle that we face every day in our lives, which hold us back from achieving a sense of greatness, achievement, and joy. In many ways, it explores many of the conversations I read about between the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop that touch on joy; what this is and how we get caught up in other things. Life is like a game – we play and intend to win but often things don’t go according to plans. We face failure and challenges and are often forced to find new ways to overcome these. This is my understanding of the daily hustle: a process of planning and strategizing all the time to overcome obstacles and achieve happiness. To achieve joy in life, we must know that failure is part of it and accept that tomorrow we can do better.' –Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng

Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng (aka I.N.I) is currently enrolled in the Senior Graduate Programme at Artist Proof Studio. Nkhumeleng works in watercolour, pen, collage, and printmaking. He specialises in linocut, dry-point, etching, and colour monotype. While studying, Nkhumeleng volunteers as a teacher at St Martin High School through the ROOM 13 teaching programme. So far he has held two successful exhibitions at ROOM 13 (2015 and 2016) and won a number of art awards and competitions.

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

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