Tue, 30th Nov 2021 18:00

Modern & Contemporary Art | Johannesburg

 
  Lot 36
 
Lot 36 - Marcus  Neustetter (South Africa 1976-)

36

Marcus Neustetter (South Africa 1976-)
Lead The Way Again, a letter-artwork, accompanied by an artist's book

watercolour and ink wash on paper accompanied by an artist's book and wooden base

Signature details: each signed and dated bottom right

(Qty: 4)

50.5 x 50 cm each; framed size: 62 x 62 x 3.5 cm each; artist's book: 6 x 6 x 1 cm excluding wooden base; 11.5 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm including wooden base

Provenance:

TMRW Art, Johannesburg.

Notes:

Presented by The Mixed Reality Workshop (TMRW)

In February 2022 Marcus Neustetter will be sending a letter in the form of an artwork to the International Space Station (ISS) with the Moon Gallery, with another being sent to the Moon in 2024. The letter is addressed to the Sumbandila Satellite, a damaged South African micro earth observation satellite which was launched in 2009. Neustetter has been documenting and communicating with Sumbandila since 2010. This letter is a final gesture of hope to connect to this defunct lonely orbiting ambassador. As the name Sumbandila means "lead the way” in Venda language, the letter asks her to Lead The Way Again. With Aspire Art Auctions, a variable edition of the letter-artwork in a unique artist's book and a triptyque of unique drawings are available. Proceeds from the sale will assist in the letter-artwork being sent to the Moon.

There are two additional components: Lead the Way Again, a solo exhibition at TMRW Gallery (6 November – 19 December 2021) an immersive installation and Seeking Dialogue with a Satellite (2010 – 2021), with TMRW Gallery in the Atrium, a selection of drawings and digital print artworks.

Sold for R17,588
Estimated at R20,000 - R30,000


Condition report

The overall conditions of the works on paper are very good.

Cockling is consistent with the medium.

The overall condition of the artist's book is good.

Please note, we are not qualified conservators and these reports give our opinion as to the general condition of the works. We advise that bidders view the lots in person to satisfy themselves with the condition of prospective purchases.

 

watercolour and ink wash on paper accompanied by an artist's book and wooden base

Signature details: each signed and dated bottom right

(Qty: 4)

50.5 x 50 cm each; framed size: 62 x 62 x 3.5 cm each; artist's book: 6 x 6 x 1 cm excluding wooden base; 11.5 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm including wooden base

Provenance:

TMRW Art, Johannesburg.

Notes:

Presented by The Mixed Reality Workshop (TMRW)

In February 2022 Marcus Neustetter will be sending a letter in the form of an artwork to the International Space Station (ISS) with the Moon Gallery, with another being sent to the Moon in 2024. The letter is addressed to the Sumbandila Satellite, a damaged South African micro earth observation satellite which was launched in 2009. Neustetter has been documenting and communicating with Sumbandila since 2010. This letter is a final gesture of hope to connect to this defunct lonely orbiting ambassador. As the name Sumbandila means "lead the way” in Venda language, the letter asks her to Lead The Way Again. With Aspire Art Auctions, a variable edition of the letter-artwork in a unique artist's book and a triptyque of unique drawings are available. Proceeds from the sale will assist in the letter-artwork being sent to the Moon.

There are two additional components: Lead the Way Again, a solo exhibition at TMRW Gallery (6 November – 19 December 2021) an immersive installation and Seeking Dialogue with a Satellite (2010 – 2021), with TMRW Gallery in the Atrium, a selection of drawings and digital print artworks.

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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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