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Karel Nel ‘Wayfarer, Mudif, Johannesburg’ Strauss & Co 13th November 2017 Auction

‘Much of my drawing and environmental artwork explore the external and internal phenomena we call reality and, in my work, I draw on both artistic and scientific ways of making the world.’ Karel Nel Wayfarer, Mudif, Johannesburg, 2004, 2005, forms … Continue reading

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Alexis Preller ‘Sea Amphora’ – Strauss & co 13th November 2017 Auction

This work, Sea Amphora, was exhibited as part of a series of four works by Alexis Preller titled, Sea Amphora, Sun Amphora, Earth Amphora and Winged Amphora, at the Pieter Wenning Gallery in 1962. This was an unexpected departure in … Continue reading

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Alexis Preller ‘Fleurs du Mal’ – Strauss & co 13th November 2017 Auction

Alexis Preller Fleurs du Mal, 1944, signed and dated 44 ; oil on canvas ; 48 by 116,5cm This iconic work, Fleurs du Mal (1944), was often included in Esmé Berman’s public lectures when she was presenting and discussing Alexis … Continue reading

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Ernest Mancoba ‘Untitled’ – Strauss & co 13th November 2017 Auction

Ernest Mancoba dedicated this lithograph to his sister Edith Ntomtela (1910-2006), Diepkloof, Johannesburg. Ernest Mancoba, Untitled 1989 signed, dated 89, numbered 119/120 and inscribed with the title in pencil ; colour lithograph ; image size: 39 by 28cm One evening … Continue reading

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JONI BRENNER SHOWS AT CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

Joni Brenner has worked within and against the genre of portraiture since the early 1990s, making portraits in a range of media including oil on canvas, on wax slabs and on hard stone surfaces, and others made using clay and … Continue reading

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KAREL NEL SHOWS AT CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

Hovering at the point where art, science and biology intersect, renowned South African artist, Karel Nel’s approach to the natural world is meditative but also investigative. His long standing body of work entitled Elegies to the Forests, harbours a deep … Continue reading

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KAREL NEL AND JONI BRENNER AT THE CAPE TOWN ART FAIR

At the 2015 Cape Town Art Fair,  London based gallery, ART FIRST, presented Joni Brenner and Karel Nel, two prominent South African artists based in Johannesburg at the Wits School of Arts. Their influential teaching, curating and exhibiting have had … Continue reading

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