Evening Sale

Live Virtual Auction, 28 May 2024

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 1 372 500
Lot 116
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff; Chrysanthemums in a Vase
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff; Chrysanthemums in a Vase
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff; Chrysanthemums in a Vase
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff; Chrysanthemums in a Vase
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff; Chrysanthemums in a Vase
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff; Chrysanthemums in a Vase


Lot Estimate
ZAR 1 200 000 - 1 600 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 1 372 500
Location
Johannesburg

About this Item

South African 1913-2006
Chrysanthemums in a Vase

signed

oil on canvas
62,5 by 75,5cm excluding frame; 86 by 99,5 by 7,5cm including frame

Notes

Tretchikoff described his style as ‘symbolic realism’. And nowhere was this more prominent than in his flower studies. He first painted flowers in Java, enchanted by the rainbow-like colours of the cannas in his garden. But his fascination with flowers had probably started much earlier, in the Far East. In Chinese culture, each flower symbolises a quality or idea. Flowers are always found on Buddhist altars. The graceful shapes of Chinese vases, emblems of harmony, reproduce the curves of a woman’s body.

- Boris Gorelik

Provenance

Stephan Welz & Co., Johannesburg, November 2021, lot 264.

Private Collection.

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