Thu, 3rd Sep 2020 20:00

Modern & Contemporary Art

 
Lot 85
 
Lot 85 - Judith Mason (South Africa 1938–2016)

85

Judith Mason (South Africa 1938–2016)
Angel of the Harvest

oil on board with crystals and scythes

Artwork date: 1994
Signature details: signed bottom right; printed with the artist's name and the title on a Karen McKerron Gallery label on the reverse

Sold for R56,900
Estimated at R60,000 - R80,000


Condition Report

The overall condition is good. Surface dirt, minor fly speck. Three crystals missing.

Please note, we are not qualified conservators and these reports give our opinion as to the general condition of the works. We advise that bidders view the lots in person to satisfy themselves with the condition of prospective purchases.

 

oil on board with crystals and scythes

Artwork date: 1994
Signature details: signed bottom right; printed with the artist's name and the title on a Karen McKerron Gallery label on the reverse

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101 x 153 cm

Notes:

Myth, symbolism and emotional provocation present the quintessential elements fondly associated with the artistic prowess of Judith Mason. Having worked primarily in oils and pencil, Mason also explored a range of graphic media and included assemblage into her distinguished practice.Spanning several years, the artist’s career had no shortage of crowning accolades. Notably, she represented South Africa at the 1966 Venice Biennale, as well as the São Paulo Biennial in 1971. She also lectured at preeminent universities and arts schools, including the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy.In South Africa, Mason’s works can be found in a number of national art collections and museums. Chief amongst them is her mixed media triptych, The Man Who Sang and the Woman Who Kept Silent (1998), donated to the Constitutional Court Art Collection by Nancy Gordon, the eminent Justice Albie Sachs and the artist. Internationally, the artist is represented in the collections of the MoMA New York; Yale University; The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford; and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC.

Marc Smith

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Auction: Modern & Contemporary Art, Thu, 3rd Sep 2020

This Spring, Aspire Art Auctions broke new ground with a fresh, yet considered selection of artworks that is demographically more representative and reflects the spirit of current times. With a strong focus on South Africa, the sale also proudly represented artists from 10 African countries (Benin, DRC, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe) and international artists from Europe, the UK and USA. 

A great highlight was Edoardo Villa’s monumental steel sculpture titled Traverse from 1957 which achieved R4,893,400 – an auction record for the artist. Other exceptional offerings included works by Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba, Peter Clarke and Nicholas Hlobo.

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