Ending Thu, 23rd Jun 2022 17:10:00

The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art (Online)

  Lot 17
Lot 17 - Garth Meyer (South Africa 1969-)


Garth Meyer (South Africa 1969-)
Bitter Water Orange River

archival pigment print

Artwork date: 2017
Location: Cape Town

Estimated at R7,000 - R10,000

Condition Report

Overall condition of the work is excellent.

Not examined out of frame.

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archival pigment print

Artwork date: 2017
Location: Cape Town


image size: 69.5 x 69.5 cm; sheet size: 73.5 x 73.5 cm; framed size: 78.5 x 78.5 x 4.5 cm


Private collection, Cape Town.


Photographer and filmmaker, Garth Meyer has received numerous awards and accolades for his work, including the ABSA KKNK Kanna Award in 2007 for Best South African Short Film for Bitter Water, he was nominated for the Prix Pictet Global Award in Photography and Sustainability and the New York Times also included his work in a critical review by art critic, Mr. Holland Cotter. The Bitter Water photographic series is part of a body of work the artist has been in process with over the past decade, documenting equatorial jungles in Africa, South America and South-East Asia to spread awareness about the environmental destruction that has been happening along these parts of the globe.


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Auction: The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art (Online), ending Thu, 23rd Jun 2022


Aspire Art is delighted to have been entrusted with a Private Collection of contemporary African and international art. The exciting single-owner sale is divided into two parts – a Live and Online collection – giving bidders two separate opportunities to participate. 

Running concurrently to the Live auction the Online collection includes an exciting selection of sculptures, paintings, works on paper, prints and photography and features artists such as Bastiaan van Stenis, Francois van Reenen, Georgina Gratrix and Paul Du Toit.

The collection will be on display at Aspire Art, Cape Town from 9-22 June.

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