Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction)

Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction)

Date: Sun, 31st Oct 2021 11:00
Sale number: Xayiya LIVE Oct 21
Location: Houghton, Johannesburg
Catalogue: View e-Catalogue

This October, 2021, we are honoured to present Art, Life and Love:  The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya, a single owner auction showcasing the cultivated taste and style of Nwabisa Xayiya.

The auction offers examples by great modernists as well as exciting contemporary pieces. Notable is a selection of work by George Pemba. There is also a set of impressive urban scenes and portraits by Gerard Sekoto, a rarely seen Alexis Preller, a glorious Robert Hodgins, and varied examples of Dumile Feni’s work. Within the contemporary offering, there are outstanding works by Blessing Ngobeni, Sam Nhlengethwa, William Kentridge, Teresa Firmino, Athi-Patra Ruga, Kudzanai Chiurai, Nelson Makamo, Owusu-Ankomah and Nicholas Hlobo.

Name: Mrs Kholisa Thomas
Email: kholisa@aspireart.net
Telephone: +27 83 397 2410

Name: Ms Makgati Molebatsi
Email: makgati@aspireart.net
Telephone: +27 82 801 2249

Lot 1 - Gerard Sekoto (South Africa 1913-1993) Girl in profile

Sold for R250,360
Estimated at R250,000 - R400,000

Lot 2 - George Pemba (South Africa 1912-2001) In the Train

Sold for R432,440
Estimated at R350,000 - R500,000

Lot 3 - George Pemba (South Africa 1912-2001) The Preacher in the Church

Sold for R250,360
Estimated at R250,000 - R400,000

Lot 4 - George Pemba (South Africa 1912-2001) Township Games

Sold for R432,440
Estimated at R300,000 - R400,000

Lot 9 - William Kentridge (South Africa 1955-) Landscape with crouching figure

Sold for R2,048,400
Estimated at R1,000,000 - R1,500,000

Lot 12 - Sam Nhlengethwa (South Africa 1955-) Miriam Makeba

Sold for R142,250
Estimated at R70,000 - R100,000

Lot 13 - Sam Nhlengethwa (South Africa 1955-) Ray Charles

Sold for R108,110
Estimated at R60,000 - R90,000

Lot 15 - Maurice van Essche (South Africa 1906-1977) Karoo Sunset

Sold for R91,040
Estimated at R100,000 - R150,000

Lot 16 - Ephraim Ngatane (South Africa 1938-1971) The Family

Sold for R108,110
Estimated at R100,000 - R200,000

Lot 17 - Ephraim Ngatane (South Africa 1938-1971) A Street vendor

Sold for R113,800
Estimated at R120,000 - R180,000

Lot 19 - Dumile Feni (South Africa 1942-1991) Horse Rider

Sold for R358,470
Estimated at R300,000 - R500,000

Lot 20 - Dumile Feni (South Africa 1942-1991) Couple with umbrella

Sold for R125,180
Estimated at R70,000 - R100,000

Lot 21 - Dumile Feni (South Africa 1942-1991) The duo

Sold for R216,220
Estimated at R100,000 - R200,000

Lot 22 - Edoardo Villa (Italy/South Africa 1915-2011) Reclining figure

Sold for R796,600
Estimated at R800,000 - R1,200,000

Lot 23 - Gerard Sekoto (South Africa 1913-1993) Township Street Scene

Sold for R796,600
Estimated at R500,000 - R800,000

Lot 24 - Gerard Sekoto (South Africa 1913-1993) Bustling street scene

Sold for R569,000
Estimated at R350,000 - R500,000

Lot 27 - Alexis Preller (South Africa 1911-1975) The Yellow Head

Sold for R978,680
Estimated at R300,000 - R500,000

Lot 28 - Robert Hodgins (South Africa 1920-2010) Figure in a Landscape

Sold for R569,000
Estimated at R250,000 - R400,000

Lot 29 - Deborah Bell (South Africa 1957-) Lamentations

Sold for R216,220
Estimated at R120,000 - R160,000

Lot 30 - Deborah Bell (South Africa 1957-) Coeur Rage II

Sold for R375,540
Estimated at R100,000 - R150,000

Lot 31 - William Kentridge (South Africa 1955-) Eight Figures

Sold for R500,720
Estimated at R400,000 - R600,000

Lot 32 - Ezrom Legae (South Africa 1938-1999) The Prisoner (Young Man)

Sold for R318,640
Estimated at R300,000 - R500,000

Lot 33 - Ezrom Legae (South Africa 1938-1999) Face

Sold for R73,970
Estimated at R20,000 - R30,000

Lot 34 - Ezrom Legae (South Africa 1938-1999) Abstract figure

Sold for R91,040
Estimated at R50,000 - R80,000

Lot 35 - Ezrom Legae (South Africa 1938-1999) Elongated figure

Sold for R136,560
Estimated at R100,000 - R150,000

Lot 36 - Ezrom Legae (South Africa 1938-1999) Torso

Sold for R182,080
Estimated at R120,000 - R180,000

Lot 37 - Ernest Mancoba (South Africa 1904-2002) Untitled composition

Sold for R933,160
Estimated at R100,000 - R150,000

Lot 38 - Louis Maqhubela (South Africa 1939-) Untitled

Sold for R45,520
Estimated at R20,000 - R30,000

Lot 39 - Louis Maqhubela (South Africa 1939-) Praise singer

Sold for R73,970
Estimated at R25,000 - R40,000

Lot 40 - Owusu-Ankomah (Ghana 1956-) Microcron-Kundum No 5

Sold for R227,600
Estimated at R180,000 - R240,000

Lot 44 - John Meyer (South Africa 1942-) What the Night Knows

Sold for R477,960
Estimated at R400,000 - R600,000

Lot 46 - Gerard Sekoto (South Africa 1913-1993) Portrait of a young girl

Sold for R227,600
Estimated at R200,000 - R300,000