Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 18:00

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

 
  Lot 23
 
Lot 23 - Wim Botha (South Africa 1974-)

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Wim Botha (South Africa 1974-)
Maquette for Wings I

bronze on a wooden base

Artwork date: 2015
Signature details: signed, dated and numbered 8/9 on the base

Sold for R79,660
Estimated at R45,000 - R60,000


Condition Report

The condition is excellent.

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bronze on a wooden base

Artwork date: 2015
Signature details: signed, dated and numbered 8/9 on the base

(1)

41 x 20 x 28 cm including base

Provenance:

Private collection, Cape Town.

Stevenson, Cape Town.

Notes:

Wim Botha’s expressions in sculpture possess the unique ability to navigate space in ways that defy reality. Perhaps this is because of his mastery in mimicking the 2-dimensional plane through his use of skillful sculptural mark-making – a skill evident in Maquette for Wings, I, II and II, where the dark bronze moulding mirrors the hue quality of charcoal or ink and the textural nature of mediums seen in many of Botha’s drawings.

Winning the Helgaard Steyn Prize for sculpture in 2013, Wim Botha is a widely celebrated artist. In 2005 he won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award and the first Tollman Award for Visual Arts in 2003. Represented by Stevenson Gallery, he has exhibited extensively locally at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town, The Sasol Art Museum in Stellenbosch and internationally with The North Carolina Art Museum in Raleigh, Fondation Blachère in Apt, France and at Galerie Jette Rudolph in Berlin.

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