Modern and Contemporary Art: Evening Sale

Live Virtual Auction, 7 November 2023

Evening
  • Alexis Preller; Still Life with Lilies and Shell
  • Alexis Preller; Still Life with Lilies and Shell
  • Alexis Preller; Still Life with Lilies and Shell


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 000 - 3 000 000

About this Item

South African 1911-1975
Still Life with Lilies and Shell

signed and dated '48

oil on canvas laid down on board
50 by 60cm excluding frame; 74 by 83,5 by 8cm including frame

Notes

On the shelf were portrayed a number of the treasured objects that Alexis had begun to refer to as his Household Gods. Among them was the Persian vase that had been given to him by his mother. An accident had damaged the vase, breaking off parts of its rim, but there was no way in which Alexis would part with the sentimental object…
- Esmé Berman

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