19th Jun, 2024 19:00

20th Century & Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 36
 
Lot 36 - Bronwyn Katz (South Africa 1993-)

36

Bronwyn Katz (South Africa 1993-)
Rooi Spoor III

salvaged bed springs and wool

Artwork date: 2018
Exhibited: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, blank Booth, 6 to 9 September 2018.

Sold for R175,875
Estimated at R150,000 - R250,000


 

salvaged bed springs and wool

Artwork date: 2018
Exhibited: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, blank Booth, 6 to 9 September 2018.

(1)

170 x 156 x 45 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Pretoria.

blank, Cape Town.

COLLECTOR'S NOTE

  • Rooispoor III (2018) was created in the same year that Bronwyn Katz’s solo exhibition, A Silent Line Lives Here was shown at the prestigious Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
  • Katz has recently been awarded the second Spirit Now London Acquisition Prize in partnership with Frieze London, for her large-scale installation Kx’orakx’ora (renew) (2022). The work was acquired for The Hepworth Wakefield’s permanent collection.
  • In 2022, Katz was selected as a protégé for the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative, which fosters new generations of outstanding talents. She was mentored by globally renowned artist El Anatsui for two years.
  • Katz was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize in 2021 and was the recipient of the FNB Art Prize in 2019.
  • Artworks by Bronwyn Katz were featured in the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, THE MILK OF DREAMS, curated by Cecilia Alemani in 2022.
  • Other important biennales include NIRIN at the 22nd Biennale of Sydney in 2020 and Là où les eaux se mêlent at the15th Biennale de Lyon in 2019.
  • Prominent institutional group showcases include SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa (2023), at the Bard Graduate Centre Gallery, New York; Upkeep: Everyday Strategies of Care (2020) at The Arts Club of Chicago and Material Insanity (2019) at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech.
  • Recent local and international solo presentations include STONE'S EMBRACE, A LOVE SPIRAL OF EROSION AND RENEWAL (2024) at Stevenson, Johannesburg; Kaeen-de-haree, Lively sunshine (2023) at Andrew Kreps, New York; Tus tsĩ ǀxurub, Rain and drought (2023) at MASSIMODECARLO, Paris; I turn myself into a star and visit my loved ones in the sky (2021) at the White Cube, London and Salvaged Letter (2019) at Peres Projects, Berlin.
  • The artist is included in recent publications: African Art Now (2023) by author and curator Osei Bonsu; Phaidon Editors’ Prime: Art's Next Generation (2021) and African Artists: From 1882 to Now (2021); Source Materials (2021) by Naomi Evans and Carol McGregor and Four Generations: The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art (2019) edited by Courtney J. Martin.
  • Katz is a founding member of the multidisciplinary artist collective, iQhiya. The collective, consisting of young black women artists, has performed across various spaces, including at the notable contemporary art exhibition, Documenta, in Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece, and at the Greatmore Studios and the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town.
  • Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Blank, Cape Town.

Bronwyn Katz and El Anatsui at UCT.

COLLECTIONS:

The artist is represented in numerous local and international collections, notably, the Underdog Collection, Italy; University of Cape Town; Scheryn Art Collection, Cape Town and the Hepworth Wakefield Collection, Wakefield.

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Auction: 20th Century & Contemporary Art, 19th Jun, 2024

 

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