pen ink on paper
Sold for R43,382
Estimated at R30,000 - R50,000
The condition of the work is excellent.
Not examined outside of frame. Full report available on request.
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.
pen ink on paper
53 x 44 cm; framed size: 72 x 62 x 3.5 cm
Campbell Smith Collection, Cape Town.
Grosvenor Gallery, London.
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Dumile Feni Trust.
The artist is represented in numerous local collections, notably, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.; Johannesburg Art Gallery.; De Beers Centenary Art Gallery, Alice.; University of Fort Hare, Alice.; Durban Art Gallery and Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London.
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Auction: 20th Century & Contemporary Art, 14th Sep, 2022
Aspire Art will impress collectors with this focused, boutique-style auction. Including 81 carefully selected lots the sale boasts impressive examples by many of South Africa’s most celebrated artists. A fine selection of William Kentridge works, including two original drawings, Eduardo Villa sculptures, painting by Robert Hodgins and Walter Battiss and a wonderful early Penny Siopis drawing are on offer.
Also featured are two special sections – Black Modernism and Photography. Aspire has firmly cemented itself as a champion of both these collecting segments and collectors will be spoilt for choice with a rare drawing by Dumile Feni as well as works by other modernists including Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba and Lucas Sithole and photographs by David Goldblatt, Mohau Modisakeng and Simphiwe Ndzube amongst others.
The exhibition preview is open to the public.
Viewing is from Friday 9 to Wednesday 14 September.
Weekdays from 09h30 to 16h30, Saturdays from 09h30 to 14h00, and Sundays by appointment.
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Aspire Art provides inter-company transfer services for its Clients between Johannesburg and Cape Town branches. These are based on the size of the artwork(s), and charged as follows:
Small (≤60x90x10 cm): R400
Medium (≤90x120x15 cm): R800
Large (≤120x150x20 cm): R1,200
Over-size: Special quote
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Collection/delivery ≤20km: R400
Collection/delivery >50km: Special quote
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For collectors based outside South Africa who purchase regularly from Aspire Art’s auctions in South Africa, it does not make sense to ship artworks individually or per auction and pay shipping every time you buy another work. Consequently, we have developed a special collectors’ shipping package to assist in reducing shipping costs and the constant demands of logistics arrangements.
For buyers from outside South Africa, we will keep the artworks you have purchased in storage during the year and then ship all the works you have acquired during the year together, so the shipping costs are reduced. At the end of the annual period, we will source various quotes to get you the best price, and ship all your artworks to your desired address at once.
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