Live Auction, 7 October 2019

Sold for

R 51 210
Lot 576
Ephraim Ngatane; The Approaching Storm, Post Sharpeville

Lot Estimate
R 60 000 - 80 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 51 210

About this Item

South African 1938-1971
The Approaching Storm, Post Sharpeville
signed and dated 62; inscribed with the title on the reverse in another hand
mixed media on paper
38 by 66,5cm excluding frame

Notes

“Ngatane painted township life in all its forms, from its overcrowding living conditions to social entertainment, sports and memorable events. Stylistically, his masterful command of the watercolour medium displays a painterly sense of abstraction which distinguished his work from the descriptive styles of most other so-called township artists.”

Michael Stevenson and Joost Bosland (2008) ‘Take your road and travel along’: The advent of the modern black painter in Africa, Cape Town: Michael Stevenson, Michael Graham-Steward & Johans Borman. Page 128.


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