Tue, 30th Nov 2021 18:00

Modern & Contemporary Art | Johannesburg

 
  Lot 13
 
Lot 13 - Clive van den Berg (South Africa 1956-)

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Clive van den Berg (South Africa 1956-)
Two figures (from the Frontier Erotics series)

oil on canvas

Artwork date: 1998
Signature details: signed bottom right; signed and inscribed with the series name on the reverse
Exhibited: The Fowler Museum UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles, Earth Matters Exhibition, Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, 20 April 2014 to 7 September 2014.; National Museum for African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Earth Matters Exhibition, Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, 22 April 2013 to 23 February 2014.; Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet, Cape Town, Frontier Erotics, 1998.

(Qty: 1)

40.5 x 30.5 cm; framed size: 51.5 x 42 x 2.5 cm

Provenance:

Handspring Puppet Company.

Acquired directly from the artist.

Notes:

In the Frontier Erotics series, Clive van den Berg visited frontier battle sites, which often commemorate the event with stiff and heroic statuary. These paintings are Van den Berg's response to these sites. They offer alternative and long-suppressed imagery – a different set of truths.

Remembering, a survey exhibition of Van den Berg’s works, was recently held in Durban at the KZNSA (KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts). His upcoming solo exhibition, Underscape, will be presented at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg from the 20 November to 15 January 2022.

Estimated at R10,000 - R20,000


Condition report

The condition is good.

The painting is framed by the artist. The frame has minor indentations and stains throughout.

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oil on canvas

Artwork date: 1998
Signature details: signed bottom right; signed and inscribed with the series name on the reverse
Exhibited: The Fowler Museum UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles, Earth Matters Exhibition, Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, 20 April 2014 to 7 September 2014.; National Museum for African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Earth Matters Exhibition, Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, 22 April 2013 to 23 February 2014.; Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet, Cape Town, Frontier Erotics, 1998.

(Qty: 1)

40.5 x 30.5 cm; framed size: 51.5 x 42 x 2.5 cm

Provenance:

Handspring Puppet Company.

Acquired directly from the artist.

Notes:

In the Frontier Erotics series, Clive van den Berg visited frontier battle sites, which often commemorate the event with stiff and heroic statuary. These paintings are Van den Berg's response to these sites. They offer alternative and long-suppressed imagery – a different set of truths.

Remembering, a survey exhibition of Van den Berg’s works, was recently held in Durban at the KZNSA (KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts). His upcoming solo exhibition, Underscape, will be presented at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg from the 20 November to 15 January 2022.

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Auction: Modern & Contemporary Art | Johannesburg, Tue, 30th Nov 2021

 

A focused collection of top historical, modern and contemporary artworks, this boutique-style sale presents impressive examples of South Africa’s best-known artists at auction. Included is a wonderful oil on canvas still-life by Irma Stern painted in 1936, an exquisite equestrian painting by Tretchikoff, 4 early watercolours by George Pemba, a monumental Villa from 1976 and 6 superb lots by William Kentridge. Also on offer are impressive contemporary works by Kate Gottgens, Phillemon Hlungwani, Wim Botha and Banele Khoza, amongst others.

Notably, the sale also includes works from the collection of the world-renowned Handspring Puppet Company. This collection maps much of the company’s creative, personal and professional journey and includes works by Kentridge, Pemba, Simon Stone and Zanele Muholi, amongst others.

The Live Auction is the first to be held at Aspire’s new premises in Johannesburg, located in the heart of the city’s art district, in Bolton Road, Parkwood.

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