Sun, 31st Oct 2021 11:00

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

 
  Lot 56
 
Lot 56 - George Pemba (South Africa 1912-2001)

56

George Pemba (South Africa 1912-2001)
Unemployed

oil on board

Artwork date: 1986
Signature details: signed and dated top right
Exhibited: Strauss & Co., Johannesburg, Social Stances: George Pemba and Robert Hodgins, 1 to 30 July 2021, illustrated in the catalogue on pp.14-15.

(Qty: 1)

37.5 x 47.5 cm; framed size: 58 x 67.5 x 4.5 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Cape Town.

Sold for R364,160
Estimated at R200,000 - R300,000


Condition report

The overall condition is very good. The paint is vibrant and stable with lustre.

The frame is in good condition.

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.

 

oil on board

Artwork date: 1986
Signature details: signed and dated top right
Exhibited: Strauss & Co., Johannesburg, Social Stances: George Pemba and Robert Hodgins, 1 to 30 July 2021, illustrated in the catalogue on pp.14-15.

(Qty: 1)

37.5 x 47.5 cm; framed size: 58 x 67.5 x 4.5 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Cape Town.

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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. 

Viewing

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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