Ending Thu, 23rd Jun 2022 17:02:30

The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art (Online)

  Lot 6
Lot 6 - Paul Johan  Du Toit (South Africa 1965-2014)


Paul Johan Du Toit (South Africa 1965-2014)
Milk Can

metal essamblage

Artwork date: 2004
Signature details: signed and dated on the reverse
Exhibited: Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, 'Peninsula School Feeding Association Milk Can Project', 10 May to 29 May 2004.
Location: Cape Town

Sold for R18,760
Estimated at R18,000 - R24,000

Condition Report

The overall condition of the work is excellent .

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metal essamblage

Artwork date: 2004
Signature details: signed and dated on the reverse
Exhibited: Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, 'Peninsula School Feeding Association Milk Can Project', 10 May to 29 May 2004.
Location: Cape Town


93 x 56 x 35 cm


Private collection, Cape Town.


The Milk Can work was originally created for The Peninsula School Feeding Fund’s ‘Milk Can’ Project in 2004. Artists were invited to produce works of art by transforming milk cans. The Peninsula School Feeding Fund in partnership with the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in Cape Town hosted an auction to raise much-needed funds for underprivileged children in South African schools. Other participating artists included Kevin Brand, Norman O’Flynn, Arlene Amaler-Raviv, Jill Trappler, Willie Bester, Cecil Skotnes, Beezy Bailey and Francine Scialom Greenblatt amongst others.


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Auction: The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art (Online), ending Thu, 23rd Jun 2022


Aspire Art is delighted to have been entrusted with a Private Collection of contemporary African and international art. The exciting single-owner sale is divided into two parts – a Live and Online collection – giving bidders two separate opportunities to participate. 

Running concurrently to the Live auction the Online collection includes an exciting selection of sculptures, paintings, works on paper, prints and photography and features artists such as Bastiaan van Stenis, Francois van Reenen, Georgina Gratrix and Paul Du Toit.

The collection will be on display at Aspire Art, Cape Town from 9-22 June.

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