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 87
  • Samukelo Gqola; Forgiveness
  • Samukelo Gqola; Forgiveness

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

About this Item

South African 1997-

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

screenprint on paper
image size: 42 by 60,5cm; sheet size: 50 by 70,5cm, unframed


'I am inspired by the archbishop’s life journey and in particular his capacity for forgiveness. This quote stood out for me: “forgiving is not forgetting; it’s actually remembering and not using your right to hit back”. I have tried to convey this message in my artwork. There is no future if we cannot forgive and move on. In my work there are pieces of paper that collect to form a 90 which references the archbishop this year.' –Samukelo Gqola

Samukelo Gqola was born in 1997 in Soweto, Johannesburg. He joined Artist Proof Studio in 2018 where he has had opportunities to work in the Special Projects Unit working on corporate commissions. Gqola is currently completing his fourth year at Artist Proof Studio in Professional Practice and is interning with the pro-shop and education units at the Studio.

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

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