Sun, 31st Oct 2021 11:00

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

 
  Lot 3
 
Lot 3 - George Pemba (South Africa 1912-2001)

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

oil on board

Artwork date: 1990
Signature details: signed bottom left; twice inscribed with title and medium on the reverse; inscribed with the artist's name, title, medium and dimensions on an Everard Read gallery label on the reverse
Exhibited: Strauss & Co., Johannesburg, Social Stances: George Pemba and Robert Hodgins, 1 to 30 July 2021, illustrated in the catalogue on pp.28-29.

(Qty: 1)

49 x 69 cm; framed size: 76 x 95.5 x 3 cm

Provenance:

Everard Read, Johannesburg.

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


Condition report

The overall condition is good.

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

Artwork date: 1990
Signature details: signed bottom left; twice inscribed with title and medium on the reverse; inscribed with the artist's name, title, medium and dimensions on an Everard Read gallery label on the reverse
Exhibited: Strauss & Co., Johannesburg, Social Stances: George Pemba and Robert Hodgins, 1 to 30 July 2021, illustrated in the catalogue on pp.28-29.

(Qty: 1)

49 x 69 cm; framed size: 76 x 95.5 x 3 cm

Provenance:

Everard Read, Johannesburg.

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Auction: Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction), Sun, 31st Oct 2021

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 will offer best of class examples by great modernists as well as exciting contemporary pieces. Notable is a selection of work by painter George Pemba, whose brilliant palette held a special place in Nwabisa’s heart. There is also a set of impressive urban scenes and portraits by Gerard Sekoto and a rarely seen Alexis Preller, a glorious Robert Hodgins, and varied examples of Dumile Feni’s early work along with others from his later New York period.

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, amongst others. 

Viewing

Lots will be on view at the Xayiya residence: 63 4th Street, Houghton, Johannesburg
Saturday 23 October to Saturday 30 October from 10 am to 6 pm

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