ending Mon, 1st Nov 2021 18:00:00

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

 
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Lot 1 - William Kentridge (South Africa 1955-)

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William Kentridge (South Africa 1955-)
Table with Sparrow (Right-hand)

digital print on Hahnemühle etching paper

Artwork date: 2019
Signature details: signed and numbered 18/25 in red conté in the margin, additionally signed, dated and inscribed 'Right' in the print in red conté in the margin, additionally signed, dated and inscribed 'Right' in the print
Edition: 18 of 25
Exhibited: Norval Foundation, Cape Town, William Kentridge: Why Should I Hesitate, Sculpture, 24 August 2019 to 27 July 2020.
Literature: Nel, K. and Martin, O. (2019). William Kentridge: Why Should I Hesitate, Sculpture, Cape Town: Norval Foundation, illustrated in colour on pp 196 and 197.
Location: Cape Town

(Qty: 1)

image size: 102 x 146 cm;sheet size: 111,5 c 153 cm

Norval Foundation, Cape Town.

An interest in optics and the construct of seeing informs William Kentridge’s experiments with stereoscopic vision, of which Table with Sparrow forms a part. In order to achieve the illusion of stereoscopic vision, a drawing or construction is photographed twice, with the focal points about 7.5 centimetres apart – roughly the distance between the pupils of a person’s eyes. The use of the stereopticon—an optical viewer that creates the illusion of three-dimensionality when viewing two nearly identical images side by side—transforms these two images into a three-dimensional experience in the viewer’s perception, as they are translated into the complex neural patterns of the brain.

Table with Sparrow translates the set of small photographic images inserted into a stereopticon, as seen in Kentridge’s earlier Double Vision (2007), into two largescale drawings forming a diptych and was subsequently made into an editioned work by the artist.

The drawing Table with Sparrow (2019) was included in Norval Foundation’s Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, the first retrospective exhibition of William Kentridge’s sculptural practice. This work was donated by the artist to Norval Foundation to support their educational and artistic programming.

Estimate
R200,000 - R300,000
 

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Starting bid:
R200,000
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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

 

digital print on Hahnemühle etching paper

Artwork date: 2019
Signature details: signed and numbered 18/25 in red conté in the margin, additionally signed, dated and inscribed 'Right' in the print in red conté in the margin, additionally signed, dated and inscribed 'Right' in the print
Edition: 18 of 25
Exhibited: Norval Foundation, Cape Town, William Kentridge: Why Should I Hesitate, Sculpture, 24 August 2019 to 27 July 2020.
Literature: Nel, K. and Martin, O. (2019). William Kentridge: Why Should I Hesitate, Sculpture, Cape Town: Norval Foundation, illustrated in colour on pp 196 and 197.
Location: Cape Town

(Qty: 1)

image size: 102 x 146 cm;sheet size: 111,5 c 153 cm

Norval Foundation, Cape Town.

An interest in optics and the construct of seeing informs William Kentridge’s experiments with stereoscopic vision, of which Table with Sparrow forms a part. In order to achieve the illusion of stereoscopic vision, a drawing or construction is photographed twice, with the focal points about 7.5 centimetres apart – roughly the distance between the pupils of a person’s eyes. The use of the stereopticon—an optical viewer that creates the illusion of three-dimensionality when viewing two nearly identical images side by side—transforms these two images into a three-dimensional experience in the viewer’s perception, as they are translated into the complex neural patterns of the brain.

Table with Sparrow translates the set of small photographic images inserted into a stereopticon, as seen in Kentridge’s earlier Double Vision (2007), into two largescale drawings forming a diptych and was subsequently made into an editioned work by the artist.

The drawing Table with Sparrow (2019) was included in Norval Foundation’s Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, the first retrospective exhibition of William Kentridge’s sculptural practice. This work was donated by the artist to Norval Foundation to support their educational and artistic programming.

Condition of the work is mint. Unframed.

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Auction: Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Online Auction), ending Mon, 1st Nov 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 full auction collection will be divided into two parts, giving bidders two separate opportunities to participate in the auction. The Live Auction will see 100 lots of exclusive highlights from the collection included in a catalogue sale going under the hammer in a live, physical and live-streamed auction on Sunday 31 October 2021 at 11am, and the remainder of the collection will be included in an Online-only Auction opening on Wednesday 20 October and closing on Monday 1 November

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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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