Alexis Preller (South African, 1911-1975) Study for Icarus II
Lot 64
Alexis Preller (South African, 1911-1975) Icarus
Sold for £66,000 (US$ 112,992) inc. premium
Lot Details
Alexis Preller (South African, 1911-1975)
Icarus
signed and dated 'A Preller '52' (lower left)
oil on canvas
50.8 x 40.6cm (20 x 16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired directly from the artist in Pretoria, circa 1957
    A private collection

    The present lot presages the later series Icarus I, II & III; these were large format oils painted between 1971 and 1972 and exhibited in the Alexis Preller retrospective in Pretoria in 1972 (cat. no. 190, 191 & 192).

    The work gives an interesting insight into Preller's working methods and shows that he would happily revisit a composition or subject many years after its initial inspiration.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    E. Berman (ed.), Alexis Preller Retrospective, exh. cat. (Pretoria, 1972)
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