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Archived News - October 2013

The Amazing Bushman – Walter Battiss

October 31, 2013 - Walter Battiss, the first South African artist to ever represent rock art from a purely aesthetic point of view – a prime example of this in lot 480.

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Ruth Prowse’s interpretation and documentation of the Mother City

October 31, 2013 - Ruth Prowse was an artist of considerable note and a staunch protagonist for the preservation of our historic buildings – a fine example, which originally hails from the Khan collection, seen is lot 442.

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Wiegers – Sculpture captured on canvas

October 31, 2013 - We further explore the relationship between Wiegers and Kirchner and see how their various artworks featured in each other’s paintings, fittingly captured in lot 425.

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Jan Wiegers - Home away from home

October 31, 2013 - We take a look at the close connection between Wiegers and Kirchner and specifically the house where Kirchner lived illustrated so beautifully in lot 424.

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Exploring African Identity in the work of Wayne Barker

October 31, 2013 - Wayne Barker has challenged convention and pushed the boundaries of art-making for twenty five years. As a multi-media artist; deconstruction and subversion underpin Barker’s unique brand of conceptual expressionism. His art always probes the complex history of South Africa.

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Unsung Hero – The artist who died too young

October 31, 2013 - De Sanderes Hendrikz was one of South Africa best sculptors, albeit being almost unknown to the general public. One of his best examples,Marega is coming up on auction as lot 506.

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Pierneef - Master of the South African Landscape

October 31, 2013 - Pierneef explores a much loved theme, the Apiesrivier, in lot 452 and plays with his unique iconography in a rather romantic view.

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Jentsch –Harmonious and Inspired Creations

October 31, 2013 - Take a look at lot 443 - S.W.A Landscape with a Farmhouse Building and Windmill in the Distance – it is a rare find, oils by Adolf Jentsch in general are scarce but those with a human element are even more so.

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Gotham Nocturnes – Dialogue on Johannesburg

October 31, 2013 - Get a better understanding of the work of Architect/Photographer Leon Krige - ‘The city is my home, an endless field of pulsing energy, cultures, poverty, wealth, beauty and danger … Inspired by Frank Millers’ characters in Spirit and Sin City….’

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A new generation’s stamp of approval

October 7, 2013 - Johannesburg Auction - 9 & 10 October, 2013.

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