April Art

Timed Online Auction, 28 March - 15 April 2024

Art Club

Sold for

ZAR 8 794
Lot 17
  • Walter Oltmann; Caterpillar Suit II
  • Walter Oltmann; Caterpillar Suit II
  • Walter Oltmann; Caterpillar Suit II


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 794

About this Item

South African 1960-
Caterpillar Suit II

signed, numbered 4/30, inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin and embossed with the Artists' Press chopmark

seven colour chine collé lithograph on paper
image size: 36 by 26cm; 52,5 by 42,5 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

The bristles clearly allude to caterpillar spines and hairs which protect the soft bodies of the creature from
predators. While it signifies fortification it likewise signifies vulnerability. The larval skin as garment seemingly
designed for human use evokes the idea of armour and the need for bodily protection.
– Walter Oltmann

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