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Norman Catherine Consultation, Silkscreen, signed and dated '92, 67,5 by 96cm, Est. R12,000 - R16,000

Upcoming Auction | Stephen Welz & Co Johannesburg

Stephen Welz & Co presents their November auction, set to take place on the 23rd, 25th and 26th of November 2019. The auction will take place at their Johannesburg showrooms at the Killarney Country Club.

Auction viewing: Friday the 22nd of November from 10am with a walkabout by Luke Crossley, Saturday the 23rd of November from 2pm.

Paintings never before seen on auction, including a work by premier landscape artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef.

  • Titled Magaliesburg, the work by Pierneef (1886 - 1957) will be on auction for the first time since it was painted in the 1920s, which is regarded as one of the artists most fruitful and productive creative periods. With an estimated price of R1 500 000 to R2 000 000, the 1924 work is dominated by pastel greens, blues, yellows and greys, and captures a view of a dam and houses among trees beneath gentle rolling hills with clouds sweeping across an expansive sky. (Lot 520 - attached)
  • Also making a first appearance on auction is Maud Sumner's Bantry Bay with an estimated price of R150 000 to R200 000. Sumner (1902 - 1985) painted the elegant Cape Town suburb on the slopes of Lion's Head from an elevated viewpoint, looking down over the houses to the bay and along the coast.
  • Bantry Bay will be in particularly good company on the auction which features works by other renowned artists celebrated for their paintings of Cape scenes. They include Pieter Wenning (Lot 528 - Landscape with Vineyards, Constantia), Hugo Naude, Nita Spillhaus, Piet van Heerden, JEA Volschenk and Pierneef.
  • Three paintings by Alexis Preller (191 - 1975) offer rare insights into the artist's personal life and formed part of his personal collection of his work. The first work, completed while Preller was still a student in London, is a homage to Vincent van Gogh. Completed in 1935 and titled simply Vincent van Gogh, the work mimics nuances of the great Dutch artist's style and goes on auction with an estimated price of R300 000 - R 500 000. Preller kept the painting in his possession for decades before gifting the work to Guna Massyn (Lot 547 - Guna Massyn), a young man with whom he had developed a close relationship. Preller's striking portrait of the young man will be on the auction with an estimated price of R800 000 - R1 200 000.

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