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

Lot 281
  • William Kentridge; Moose's Skeleton
  • William Kentridge; Moose's Skeleton
  • William Kentridge; Moose's Skeleton

Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 40 000
Current Bid
Starting at ZAR 22 000
Cape Town
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About this Item

South African 1955-
Moose's Skeleton

signed and numbered 4/40 in pencil in the margin

etching on paper
image size: 15 by 20cm; 35,5 by 41,5 by 5cm including frame


In 2002, Kentridge was invited to Columbia University, as an artist in residence, and has since completed several print projects with the Neiman Centre. As a master of intaglio techniques, he completed a series of smaller artworks in drypoint, aquatint and sugar-lift during his stay. The present lot is one from this collection, published by the LeRoy Neiman Centre for Print Studies at Columbia University.


Rose Korber Art, Cape Town.

Private Collection.

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