Evening Sale

Live Virtual Auction, 28 May 2024

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 211 050
Lot 121
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Miners Returning...
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Miners Returning...
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Miners Returning...

Lot Estimate
ZAR 200 000 - 300 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 211 050

About this Item

South African 1938-1971
Miners Returning...

signed; inscribed with the title on the reverse

mixed media on board
60 by 82cm excluding frame; 93,5 by 115,5 by 7,5cm including frame


Although many artists of that time used the township as their subject matter, what set Ngatane apart was his approach – he used abstract, geometric shapes and a wide spectrum of colour to create compositions that are both aesthetically appealing and emotive. The style of Ngatane’s work ranges from documentary realism to abstract painting, but is always distinctively his own and focuses on the gritty reality of township life.
- Natalie Knight

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