The focused sale brings to market 84 highly collectable lots, with the diverse collection showcasing highlights by modern masters including magnificent still-life compositions and a Zanzibari boat scene by Irma Stern, an Alexis Preller abstract and an early JH Pierneef landscape. Also included is a significant collection of celebrated contemporary artists: Mustafa Maluka, David Koloane, Walter Oltmann, Norman Catherine, Willem Boshoff, a rare self-portrait oil by Robert Hodgins as well as a large bronze sculpture by Zanele Muholi, the first of this new body of work to be offered on auction.
The sale features a special selection of artworks by William Kentridge. One of the most celebrated and influential living artists today, his major retrospective exhibition is currently on show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. This is one of the most unique and high-quality Kentridge collections to come to market. Spanning his career and showcasing the many mediums in which he works, the sale features signature charcoal drawings alongside collages, tapestry, prints and sculptures.
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Lot 50 - Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (South Africa 1886-1957)
Sold for R284,500
Lot 58 - Alexis Preller (South Africa 1911-1975)
Sold for R1,069,000
Lot 60 - Cecil Skotnes (South Africa 1926 - 2009) and Stephens Tapestry Studio
Sold for R318,640
Lot 66 - William Kentridge (South Africa 1955-)
Sold for R887,640