gouache on paper
Sold for R227,600
Estimated at R200,000 - R300,000
gouache on paper
48.5 x 31.5 cm; framed size: 73 x 54.5 x 2 cm
Strauss & Co., Johannesburg, 7 November 2011, lot 266.
Stephan Welz & Co. in association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 7 May 2001, lot 469.
Portrait of a Young Girl, is executed in an energetic gestural style with light dancing brush marks. Stylistically, it bears the marks of the work Sekoto was making in the 1970s. It sees Sekoto edging towards abstraction. However, the painting retains much of his wonderful eye for tone, colour and composition.
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Auction: Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction), 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 offers examples by great modernists as well as exciting contemporary pieces. Notable is a selection of work by George Pemba. There is also a set of impressive urban scenes and portraits by Gerard Sekoto, a rarely seen Alexis Preller, a glorious Robert Hodgins, and varied examples of Dumile Feni’s work. 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.
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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