Art Rooted in Nature: Evening Sale

Live Virtual Auction, 25 June 2024

Evening Sale
About the Session

South African artists have long drawn inspiration from the earth, capturing the beauty and complexity of flora and landscapes, with their works. The selection for sale emphasises themes of both human and non-human elements in nature, reflecting a profound connection to the environment.

This auction showcases a rich artwork medley that delves into the intricate relationship between the natural world and artistic expression. Featuring botanical depictions, landscapes, coastal scenes, floral still lifes and garden scenes in the Cape and beyond, the sale highlights the enduring relevance of nature in art, especially in the context of contemporary ecological concerns.

This auction celebrates the harmony between scientific precision and artistic creativity, making a compelling case for the ongoing relevance of depicting nature.

Running from 7 to 25 June to coincide with the Hermanus Fynarts Festival 2024, the Strauss & Co auction aims to complement the festival’s vibrant celebration of creativity in all its forms.


Current Bid

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Lot 221
  • Lady Skollie; A Bunch of Honeymoon Flowers for Batandwa
  • Lady Skollie; A Bunch of Honeymoon Flowers for Batandwa
  • Lady Skollie; A Bunch of Honeymoon Flowers for Batandwa


Lot Estimate
ZAR 25 000 - 30 000
Current Bid
Starting at ZAR 20 000
Location
Cape Town
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About this Item

South Africa 1987-
A Bunch of Honeymoon Flowers for Batandwa

signed and dated 2014

crayon and watercolour on Fabriano paper
37,5 by 27,5cm excluding frame; 46 by 39 by 4cm including frame

Notes

Laura Windvogel, known by her pseudonym Lady Skollie, is a visual artist recognised for her distinctive style. If her name rings a bell, you might associate her with playful watercolour artworks and zines brimming with personal narratives, often witty and candid. Under her alter ego, Lady Skollie merges Laura’s diverse personality traits into a cohesive artistic vision, exploring themes such as gender roles, sexuality, desire, and greed.1

1. Africanah (2024) Laura Windvogel/Lady Skollie, online, https://africanah.org/laura-windvogel-lady-skollie/, accessed 29 May 2024.

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the current owner.

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