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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art Part I
  • Judith Mason; Untitled (Head and Watch Charm)
  • Judith Mason; Untitled (Head and Watch Charm)
  • Judith Mason; Untitled (Head and Watch Charm)
  • Judith Mason; Untitled (Head and Watch Charm)
  • Judith Mason; Untitled (Head and Watch Charm)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000

About this Item

South African 1938-2016
Untitled (Head and Watch Charm)

signed

oil on board
84 by 72cm excluding frame; 89 by 77 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

‘This is one of a series of smallish oils I showed at Karen McKerron in the late nineties. This is a Buddhist monk, with his skull separate from his body, as skulls are kept as bowls and mementi mori by devotees. The silvered neck aperture echoes a skull bowl. The bell inside reminds one of the tinkle, clatter of bells in Buddhist temples as I experienced them in Nepal. The breath, and separation from the desires of the body are also indicated, as is the asceticism of Buddhist monks, in the leanness of the face.’

Judith Mason

Provenance

Russell Kaplan Auctioneers, Johannesburg, 2 August 2014, lot 87.

Private Collection, Johannesburg.

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