Wed, 29th Sep 2021 19:00

Modern & Contemporary Art

 
 
Lot 7 - Walter Whall Battiss (South Africa 1906-1982)

7

Walter Whall Battiss (South Africa 1906-1982)
The Sleeper, a pair

linocut with original linoblock

Signature details: linocut: signed, inscribed with the title and 'Proof' in pencil in the margin

(Qty: 2)

linocut image size: 18 x 27.5 cm; framed size: 32 x 40.5 x 3.5 cm; linoblock: 18 x 27.5 cm; framed size: 28 x 37.5 x 5 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Johannesburg.

Estimated at R50,000 - R80,000


 

linocut with original linoblock

Signature details: linocut: signed, inscribed with the title and 'Proof' in pencil in the margin

(Qty: 2)

linocut image size: 18 x 27.5 cm; framed size: 32 x 40.5 x 3.5 cm; linoblock: 18 x 27.5 cm; framed size: 28 x 37.5 x 5 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Johannesburg.

The overall condition of the pair is good. The linocut has slight oxidisation consistent with age throughout.

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Auction: Modern & Contemporary Art, Wed, 29th Sep 2021

Aspire Art Auctions brings a significant and insightfully compiled selection of top-quality modern and contemporary art to auction in Cape Town. The sale stars exceptional works by many of South Africa’s big signatures, including, William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Penny Siopis, Edoardo Villa, Sydney Kumalo and J.H Pierneef, amongst others. Also featured is an exciting collection of contemporary artists from elsewhere in Africa – Patrick Bongoy and Zemba Luzamba from the Congo, Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou from Cameroon and Gerald Chukwuma from Nigeria.

The auction is the first at Aspire’s new premises in De Waterkant. The 132 lot sale will be held over two days with a Modern Session on the 29th September and a Contemporary Session on the 30th September.

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