i just love that first image, above, so much – i had to find our more about the artist Michael Meadors. he creates highly rendered graphite paintings (no, that’s not an old black & white photo – as i first thought!). these are all from his series called Maiden America.
if you think you aren’t familiar with the work of South African photographic artist Pieter Hugo, you will most certainly recognise his iconic series The Hyena Men. and if not, then his latest exhibition 1994 is a great introduction to his work. 1994 comprises portraits of children born after 1994…
i got so excited when i saw bukowski’s is having a new auction soon. let’s pretend i’m the kind of person who’d attend an auction and that i had a billion rand. i would buy these, then i’d frame them & put them on my walls.
(the prices should include frames though, let’s be serious)
Eduard Wiiralt – “La petite Gisèle” – est. R10,000-12,000 ($1,500 -1,700)
“Rosersberg” Balloon ascension at Rosersbers Castle – est R8,000-10,000 ($1,200-$1,400)
Eduard Wiiralt – “Reclining tiger” – est. R20,000-25,000 ($2,800-3,500)
Anshelm Schultzberg – “Midwinter evening by a forest road” – est. R40,000-50,000 ($5,700-7,000)
Helene Schjerfbeck – “Study in brown” – est. R1,4-1,6m ($200,000-230,000)
Vilhelm Hammershöi – “A writing table and a young woman in an interior” – est. R3-3,5m ($430,000-500,000)