Online-Only Auction, 22 - 29 November 2021

About the Session

The Fabulous Picture Show  is an annual fundraising auction held by the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery, to raise funds for the purchase of new art works for the Tatham Art Gallery permanent collection.  It is essential for an art museum collection to grow on a regular basis, in order to reflect the dynamic nature of South African artistic production.  Without a purchasing budget and ongoing acquisitions, the collection would remain stagnant. 

Sold for

ZAR 8 794
Lot 337
  • Hussein Salim; Voodoo
  • Hussein Salim; Voodoo
  • Hussein Salim; Voodoo

Lot Estimate
ZAR 900 - 1 200
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 8 794

About this Item

Sudanese 1966-
signed and dated 20
acrylic on paper
20,5 by 29,5cm excluding frame; 37,5 by 29 by 1,5cm including frame


Hussein Salim studied Fine Art at Khartoum University. He left Sudan as a refugee after completing his degree, due to the tumultuous political situation, and spent many years in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Norway and Egypt, before settling in Pietermaritzburg twenty years ago. He obtained his Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  His artwork, characterised by its abstraction in lively colours and patterns, explores themes of diaspora and living amongst multicultural communities. He exhibits extensively overseas, along with many acclaimed South African Galleries.  His artwork is represented in public and private collections locally and internationally.

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