11th Feb, 2018 15:00

Contents of Deodar House Live Auction

Lot 87
Lot 87 - Angus Taylor (South Africa 1970-)


Angus Taylor (South Africa 1970-)
Sit en Staan (Sit and Stand)

cast bronze, granite and steel

Artwork date: 2008
Exhibited: cf. Joburg Art Fair, Sandton, 13 to 16 March 2008, another example from this edition was exhibited at the Everard Read booth.

Sold for R2,159,920
Estimated at R1,400,000 - R1,800,000


cast bronze, granite and steel

Artwork date: 2008
Exhibited: cf. Joburg Art Fair, Sandton, 13 to 16 March 2008, another example from this edition was exhibited at the Everard Read booth.


sit: 180 x 114 x 127 cm; staan: 315 x 110 x 50 cm

Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.


Angus Taylor is an internationally recognised sculptor, usually of large-scale works in natural materials. He seeks tocommunicate a certain affinity between forms in his work, often between the human and the earth or the natural world. His work, as with these monumental figures, often represents a groundedness, a satisfying weight and gravitas as his figures meld with the fundamental rock. Taylor has grown in stature and skill as his career has developed and his works can be found in many private and public collections including Sasol, Rand Merchant Bank, Pretoria Art Museum, University of Pretoria, University of the Free State, Ellerman House, Spier, Oliewenhuis Museum and one at Tokara He has been the recipient of numerous awards including Best Sculpture Student at the University of Pretoria, first prize – PPC Young Sculptors’ Award and the prestigious University of Pretoria Alumni Laureate in 2005. Taylor was also selected as the Festival Artist for the Aardklop Arts Festival in 2010. This signature work was first shown at the opening of the inaugural Johannesburg Art Fair at the Sandton Convention Centre in 2008. Three sold on opening night, and the figures cut an imposing pair among the other works and exhibition stands. In their outdoor setting they become almost a primeval part of the landscape.

James Sey

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Auction: Contents of Deodar House Live Auction, 11th Feb, 2018

Aspire Art Auctions were delighted to be entrusted with the sale of the contents of Deodar House, a resplendent home with immaculate gardens in the peaceful and leafy Johannesburg suburb of Illovo. Its owners had amassed an eclectic, impeccably curated, and valuable collection of fine art, decorative arts, furniture, jewellery, watches, and wine. The entire contents of the house were brought to auction, with all seller’s proceeds from the sale donated to leukaemia charities.


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