Sun, 31st Oct 2021 11:00

Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction)

 
  Lot 40
 
Lot 40 - Owusu-Ankomah (Ghana 1956-)

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Owusu-Ankomah (Ghana 1956-)
Microcron-Kundum No 5

acrylic on canvas

Artwork date: 2011
Signature details: signed and dated bottom left; inscribed with the artist’s name, artwork date, title, medium and dimensions won a Johans Borman Fine Art label together with a Jörg Heitsch Galerie label on the reverse
Exhibited: Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town, Black & White, 8 November to 6 December 2014. | Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, Johans Borman Fine Art, 26 February to 1 March 2015. | Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Munich, MICROCRON, 2011.

(Qty: 1)

100 x 124.5 cm; framed size: 104.5 x 129.5 x 5 cm

Provenance:

Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town.

Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Munich.

Notes:

Microcron is a repeated title in Owusu-Ankomah’s body of work. In these works, his core motif of evocative male figures is visible, naked and covered in patterns, signs and scripts, which is said to be his own invention of the customary lexicon of the andrika symbols, each representing a particular impression used by the Akan speaking people of Ghana.

Owusu-Ankomah was born in Sekondi, Ghana in 1956. He studied art at Ghanatta College in Accra before moving to Bremen, Germany in 1986, where he currently lives and works.

Estimate
R180,000 - R240,000
 

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Saturday 23 October to Saturday 30 October from 10 am to 6 pm

 

acrylic on canvas

Artwork date: 2011
Signature details: signed and dated bottom left; inscribed with the artist’s name, artwork date, title, medium and dimensions won a Johans Borman Fine Art label together with a Jörg Heitsch Galerie label on the reverse
Exhibited: Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town, Black & White, 8 November to 6 December 2014. | Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, Johans Borman Fine Art, 26 February to 1 March 2015. | Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Munich, MICROCRON, 2011.

(Qty: 1)

100 x 124.5 cm; framed size: 104.5 x 129.5 x 5 cm

Provenance:

Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town.

Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Munich.

Notes:

Microcron is a repeated title in Owusu-Ankomah’s body of work. In these works, his core motif of evocative male figures is visible, naked and covered in patterns, signs and scripts, which is said to be his own invention of the customary lexicon of the andrika symbols, each representing a particular impression used by the Akan speaking people of Ghana.

Owusu-Ankomah was born in Sekondi, Ghana in 1956. He studied art at Ghanatta College in Accra before moving to Bremen, Germany in 1986, where he currently lives and works.

The condition is good. The supporting bar of the canvas is loose, and the frame is slightly scuffed.

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Auction: Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction), Sun, 31st Oct 2021

 

This October, 2021, we are honoured to present Art, Life and Love:  The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya, a single owner auction showcasing the cultivated taste and style of Nwabisa Xayiya.

The auction will offer best of class examples by great modernists as well as exciting contemporary pieces. Notable is a selection of work by painter George Pemba, whose brilliant palette held a special place in Nwabisa’s heart. There is also a set of impressive urban scenes and portraits by Gerard Sekoto and a rarely seen Alexis Preller, a glorious Robert Hodgins, and varied examples of Dumile Feni’s early work along with others from his later New York period.

Within the contemporary offering, there are outstanding works by Blessing Ngobeni, Sam Nhlengethwa, William Kentridge, Teresa Firmino, Athi-Patra Ruga, Kudzanai Chiurai, Nelson Makamo, Owusu-Ankomah and Nicholas Hlobo, amongst others. 

The full auction collection will be divided into two parts, giving bidders two separate opportunities to participate in the auction. The Live Auction will see 100 lots of exclusive highlights from the collection included in a catalogue sale going under the hammer in a live, physical and live-streamed auction on Sunday 31 October 2021 at 11am, and the remainder of the collection will be included in an Online-only Auction opening on Wednesday 20 October and closing on Monday 1 November

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Lots will be on view at the Xayiya residence: 63 4th Street, Houghton, Johannesburg
Saturday 23 October to Saturday 30 October from 10 am to 6 pm

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