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

Online-Only Auction, 22 - 29 August 2022

Eastern Cape Focus
About the Session

Strauss & Co’s August online sale shines the spotlight on Eastern Cape artists. The region's struggle history, distinct landscapes, and rich indigenous culture contributed to the country's artistic and literary canon. This session features artists such as George Pemba, Penny Siopis, Norman Catherine, Brian Bradshaw, Estelle Marais, Benjamin Coutouvidis, Helen Timms, Cecil Skotnes, and Michael Hallier. The session is specially curated by senior art specialist Ian Hunter, who hails from the Eastern Cape.

Sold for

ZAR 35 175
Lot 42
  • Walter Battiss; Orgy 2
  • Walter Battiss; Orgy 2
  • Walter Battiss; Orgy 2

Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 40 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 35 175

About this Item

South African 1906-1982
Orgy 2

signed, numbered 11/25 and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin

screenprint on paper
image size: 37 by 54cm; sheet size: 45 by 64cm; 61 by 79 by 4cm including frame


Warren Siebrits (ed) (2016) Walter Battiss: "I invented Myself”, exhibition catalogue, Johannesburg: The Ampersand Foundation, another impression from the edition illustrated in colour page 121, cat.no.1973.10 S8*.

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