Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

Online-Only Auction, 26 September - 3 October 2022

Works on Paper

Sold for

ZAR 4 104
Lot 387
  • David Mogano; N. Tvl Rain Prayers
  • David Mogano; N. Tvl Rain Prayers
  • David Mogano; N. Tvl Rain Prayers
  • David Mogano; N. Tvl Rain Prayers
  • David Mogano; N. Tvl Rain Prayers
  • David Mogano; N. Tvl Rain Prayers


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 104

About this Item

South African 1932-2000
N. Tvl Rain Prayers

signed and dated 1984; inscribed with the artist's name, the title and date on the reverse

watercolour on paper
sheet size: 56,5 by 76,6cm, unframed

Notes

Upon completing his schooling in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), David Mogano left for Johannesburg and found a job in a hotel as a cook. Blessed with a natural ability to draw, he began to study art at the Polly Street Art Centre in 1959 under Cecil Skotnes and Sydney Khumalo.

He painted exclusively in the medium of watercolour and is best known for his detailed, naturalistic narratives of township life. The three watercolours on our current May 2022 Online auction (lots 31, 32 and 33) capture the minutiae of peri-urban life, with all the details of boys running, men on bicycles, groups of Methodist churchgoers in their distinctive red and white Sunday uniforms, and the smoky chimneys of Pimville in the Greater Soweto area, still unelectrified in the apartheid-era 1980s.

A large retrospective exhibition of works by David Mogano spanning a period of 25 years was held at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg in 1999.

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