Live Auction, 7 October 2019

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Lot 563
Walter Battiss; Day of the Wind
  • Walter Battiss; Day of the Wind

Lot Estimate
R 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price

About this Item

South African 1906-1982
Day of the Wind
signed, dated 1982 and inscribed with the title
white gouache on black paper
35 by 49,5cm excluding frame


"Battiss removed colour from his work and began to work in black and white at the time he was diagnosed with cancer in late 1978. Even after he was treated and cured he returned to working with white ink on black paper, which became a major feature of his last works."1

  1. Ibid. Page 228.


cf. Warren Siebrits (2016) Walter Battiss: I Invented Myself: The Jack Ginsberg Collection, Johannesburg: The Ampersand Foundation. Similar examples illustrated on pages 229 and 238.

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