Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

Sold for

ZAR 284 500
Lot 382
  • Stanley Pinker; Into Orbit
  • Stanley Pinker; Into Orbit
  • Stanley Pinker; Into Orbit
  • Stanley Pinker; Into Orbit
  • Stanley Pinker; Into Orbit


Lot Estimate
ZAR 300 000 - 500 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 284 500

About this Item

South African 1924-2012
Into Orbit
signed; signed and inscribed 'Bathers' on the reverse
oil on board
53,5 by 53cm excluding frame; 55,5 by 55 by 3cm including frame

Notes

‘I was taken with a linear image of the path of a spaceship going into orbit, describing a complex mathematical formula of the trajectory path. It is an amazing achievement of our times. The hang gliders are in different stages of this orbit into space. The stars and the other celestial elements are simply decorative and descriptive of the infinite sky. The concentric circles of pastel colours resemble celestial target.’1

1.  Stanley Pinker in Michael Stevenson (2004) Stanley Pinker, Cape Town: Michael Stevenson, page 57.

Provenance

Michael Stevenson Collection.

Stephan Welz & Co in association with Sotheby’s, Cape Town, 17 October 2007, lot 512.

The Tasso Foundation Collection of Important South African Art assembled by the Late Giulio Bertrand of Morgenster Estate.

 

Literature

Michael Stevenson (2004) Stanley Pinker, Cape Town: Michael Stevenson, illustrated in colour on page 57, figure 38.


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