Live Auction, 7 October 2019
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About this Item
Boonzaier’s many self-portraits serve to record the artist’s changing visage over a long and productive lifetime. His obsession with texture, surface and character, synonymous with his output, makes manifest in this example, a work painted at the height of his career. The artist, identified by his blue smock and customary beret, gazes directly at the viewer with an expression of quiet reflection, alongside an urban landscape which simultaneously reads as a painting or window into another world.
LiteratureFP Scott (1964) Gregoire Boonzaier, Cape Town: Tafelberg Press. Illustrated in colour on the cover and plate A.