Sun, 31st Oct 2021 11:00

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

 
  Lot 46
 
Lot 46 - Gerard Sekoto (South Africa 1913-1993)

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Gerard Sekoto (South Africa 1913-1993)
Portrait of a young girl

gouache on paper

(Qty: 1)

48.5 x 31.5 cm; framed size: 73 x 54.5 x 2 cm

Provenance:

Strauss & Co., Johannesburg, 7 November 2011, lot 266.

Stephan Welz & Co. in association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 7 May 2001, lot 469.

Notes:

Portrait of a Young Girl, is executed in an energetic gestural style with light dancing brush marks. Stylistically, it bears the marks of the work Sekoto was making in the 1970s. It sees Sekoto edging towards abstraction. However, the painting retains much of his wonderful eye for tone, colour and composition.

Sold for R227,600
Estimated at R200,000 - R300,000


Condition report

The condition is good. There are minor scuff marks on the frame.

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.

 

gouache on paper

(Qty: 1)

48.5 x 31.5 cm; framed size: 73 x 54.5 x 2 cm

Provenance:

Strauss & Co., Johannesburg, 7 November 2011, lot 266.

Stephan Welz & Co. in association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 7 May 2001, lot 469.

Notes:

Portrait of a Young Girl, is executed in an energetic gestural style with light dancing brush marks. Stylistically, it bears the marks of the work Sekoto was making in the 1970s. It sees Sekoto edging towards abstraction. However, the painting retains much of his wonderful eye for tone, colour and composition.

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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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