Category Archives: Painter

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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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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ALEXIS PRELLER: AFRICA, THE SUN AND SHADOWS

‘Whatever I am after is contained in an African shape …’ Alexis Preller[1] Reflecting on Alexis Preller’s extraordinarily visual life with Karel Nel… More often than not artworks at exhibition openings serve as a backdrop for a social event. The … Continue reading

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Can a holy, virgin hermit not be my role model?

Last week I sent the following email to friends: ‘I knew I would have a role model somewhere. I just didn’t realise that it would be a virgin and a hermit!

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REMEMBERING ROBERT HODGINS (1920 – 2010)

‘I think there’s something of a split personality … outside the studio, I think I’m not much: a cheery bloke, full of anecdotes and jokes, wise saws and modern instances, light and agreeable on the palate. But the painter in … Continue reading

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HALAKASHA: Art and Soccer

HALAKASHA* (*traditional South African celebratory cry of a goal being scored)

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