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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art Part II

Sold for

ZAR 1 593 200
Lot 928
  • Dylan Lewis; Awakening Leopard (S42)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 900 000 - 1 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 1 593 200

About this Item

South African 1964-
Awakening Leopard (S42)

signed, dated 96, and numbered 5/8 

bronze with a brown patina
height: 39cm; length: 167,5cm; width: 138cm

Notes

‘This sculpture is from the Leopard Creek set, a series of 18 sculptures in which I explore the leopard form in a progression of different attitudes (from a state of repose through to awakening, hunting, stalking and killing). It was a project that allowed me to explore the animal in depth in terms of its form and what it represented to me. Here I explore the suppleness of the relaxed cat, the curve of the tail echoing in the form of the stretched body.’

Dylan Lewis

Literature

Laura Twiggs (ed) (2011) Dylan Lewis: Animal Bronzes 1989-2005: The Collectors' Guide, Cape Town: Pardus, another cast from the edition illustrated on page 38.

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