Defining Impressions: A Selection of Prints from South African Studios

Live Virtual Auction, 6 November 2023

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 164 150
Lot 11
  • Deborah Bell; She Wolf
  • Deborah Bell; She Wolf
  • Deborah Bell; She Wolf

Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 164 150

About this Item

South African 1957-
She Wolf

signed, dated 2017, numbered 5/8, inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin and embossed with the David Krut Workshop chopmark

four-plate drypoint and spitbite aquatint on Hahnemühle 350gsm
image size: 79 by 222cm; 102 by 246 by 4,5cm including frame


Bell’s work considers the border between mortality and immortality, matter and spirit, presence and absence, the quotidian and the mythic, the grounded and the transcended. These ideas often emerge at a subconscious level as illustrated by the seminal piece of the collaborative project, a large 2-meter long diptych entitled She Wolf. The cave and the open expanse are about the inner and the outer, the womb and the world – and going inwards as opposed to only expressing ‘out there.’ It is a liminal space, a place of threshold and transformation.

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