Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 18:00

The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art (Live Auction)

Lot 17
Lot 17 - Morné  Visagie (South Africa 1989-)


Morné Visagie (South Africa 1989-)
Fragment II (Derek Jarman, 1994)

brass and relief print on Zerkal Intaglio 250gsm

Artwork date: 2015
Edition: multiple of 2
Exhibited: WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Cape Town, 'The Line of Beauty', 16 July to 12 September 2015.

Sold for R102,420
Estimated at R90,000 - R120,000

Condition Report

The overall condition is excellent.

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brass and relief print on Zerkal Intaglio 250gsm

Artwork date: 2015
Edition: multiple of 2
Exhibited: WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Cape Town, 'The Line of Beauty', 16 July to 12 September 2015.


170 x 165 cm; framed size: 176 x 171 x 7 cm


Private collection, Cape Town.

WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Cape Town.


Conceptually and technically trained, Morné Visagie has shaped a body of work that channels his study of printmaking into sculptural forms and immersive installation. Raised on Robben Island, Visagie wields a unique upbringing through visual minimalism and rich colour, fondly taking inspiration from influential artists such as Derek Jarmen and Yves Klein to portray his timeless themes.

The artist enjoys working with different materials and uses paper and brass plates in ways that contrast the standard printmaker’s practice. In Fragment II (Derek Jarman, 1994), the golden ‘tiles’ of brass are left bare, while the blue ‘tiles’ are made using a unique process. The artist notes that “these tiles’ are relief prints, on paper, that are stretched around primed wooden blocks. The size of the individual tiles is the same size of the tiles of the swimming pool at the Long Street Baths, where André [the artist’s partner] and I have our morning swim.”[1]

[1] Visagie, M cited in Tyilo, M. (2015 July 24). Artists we Love: Morné Visagie.

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