Irma Stern lithograph

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Irma Stern gave this piece to her friend, Trix Hofmeyr, a then famous radio personality in the 60s. Stern was a well known South African artist who was recognised in South Africa and internationally.

She is considered one of the foremost South African artists. Stern died on August 23, 1966 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Item condition: New

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About the artist:

Irma Stern was a true pioneer of modernist Expressionism in South Africa. Initially derided for her innovative style, she gained widespread recognition after the Empire Exhibition of 1936. She travelled extensively throughout Africa, searching for exotic models to paint.

In the 1950s and 60s she gained international recognition, participating in numerous Venice Biennales and receiving the Guggenheim Award in 1961. Stern’s joyous use of bright, expressive colour is particularly evident in her many still-life paintings.

  • Valued at: R80 000
  • Reserve price: R30 000

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Auction started August 25, 2020 12:00 am


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