Category Archives: ARTIST

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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AN ENCOUNTER WITH ORLAN

ORLAN in front of Femme-girafe africaine Ndebelé souche nguni Zimbabwe et visage de femme Euro-parisienne, Self-Hybridation africane, 2000, Digital photograph, colour print, 155.5 x 124 cm  Saint Etienne, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole (photograph Cliff Shain, Standard Bank) What … Continue reading

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Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life

‘Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life’, 29 July to 1 October 2011, sets out to navigate a course through the many wonders and complexities of water and to challenge the way we think about and respond to one of the … Continue reading

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WITHOUT MASKS Contemporary Afro-Cuban art

How fortuitous that the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) was able to unmask a collection of Afro-Cuban art at an exhibition coinciding with South Africa’s hosting of the soccer World Cup – and the spotlight falling on Africa.

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