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 283
  • Edoardo Villa; Reclining Figure

Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Current Bid
Starting at ZAR 130 000
Cape Town
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About this Item

South African 1915-2011
Reclining Figure

signed and dated 1978

painted steel, on a painted steel base
height: 106cm excluding base; 170cm including base, width: 165cm and depth: 84cm


Strauss & Co, Johannesburg, 11 November 2013, lot 274.


Engel, EP (ed) (1980) Edoardo Villa Sculpture, Johannesburg: United Book Distributors, illustrated in colour on pages 188 and 196.

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