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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

South African Ceramics, Selected Prints and Multiples

Sold for

ZAR 227 600
Lot 436
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees
  • After Walter Battiss; People in Love with Trees


Lot Estimate
ZAR 120 000 - 160 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 227 600

About this Item

After Walter Battiss
South African 20th/21st Century
People in Love with Trees

dated 2019, numbered AP 1/1 by the weaver and inscribed with the title on a label sewn to the reverse

mohair and polycotton tapestry, lined
177 by 250cm

Notes

This tapestry was woven posthumously from a 1981 watercolour (private collection) by the Stephens Tapestry Studio (Johannesburg, South Africa, and Piggs Peak, Swaziland). The weavers were Treasure Zulu, Daphne Lukele and Rhoda Sori.

The work is signed and authenticated by the artist's son Giles Battiss.

Literature

cf. Karin Skawran (2005) Walter Battiss: Gentle Anarchist, Standard Bank Gallery: Johannesburg, the watercolour on which this tapestry is based is illustrated in colour on page 32.

cf. Warren Siebrits (2016) Walter Battiss: I Invented Myself: The Jack M Ginsberg Collection, Johannesburg: The Ampersand Foundation, the watercolour on which this tapestry is based is illustrated in colour on page 223.



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