Live Virtual Auction, 9 December 2021

Sold for

R 39 830
Lot 5
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
  • Georgina Gratrix; Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight

Lot Estimate
R 35 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 39 830

About this Item

South African 1982-
Week 3, Nine Week series and Portfolio Box, eight
signed and numbered 1/4 on the portfolio box; each stamped with the inscription 'This print forms part of a limited edition box set produced and published on the occasion of The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix Feb 2021.' on the reverse.
pigmented inkjet print on Epson Watercolour paper
each: 30 by 42cm, excluding frame; 36,5 by 48,5cm, including frame

Notes

The present lot is accompanied by a boxed collectors edition publication and a certificate of authenticity.

In Nine Weeks, Gratrix turns the focus onto herself. One work in sixty-three parts, the artwork consists of a series of watercolor self-portraits created during South Africa’s military-enforced quarantine, one each day. Implemented as an Instagram project as a means of connecting to the outside world—leaving the house, even for a walk was forbidden by law except during state-sanctioned times dictated by the government—the titles of each day's painting offer first-person views of a somewhat universal  experience. Taken as a whole, the artist’s portraits are a maddening glimpse of the evolution of identity under quarantine. 

Provenance

Kindly donated by the Artist and SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch


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