Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005) Still life with Buddha
Lot 27
Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005) Still life with Buddha
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,084) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005)
Still life with Buddha
signed and dated 'Gregoire / 1931' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36 x 30.5cm (14 3/16 x 12in).

Footnotes

  • Boonzaier was fascinated by Eastern culture from an early age, as is evident in the present lot:

    "...Gregoire's affinity for Eastern art grew. Even as a ten-year-old he copied with great precision the 'netsuke' and Japanese prints in his father's collection. It can safely be said that Eastern art has influenced Gregoire to a greater measure than is generally granted: particularly as regards the picturesqueness accorded ordinary objects, and in its selectivity and decorative use of form."

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    M. Bekker, Gregoire Boonzaier, (Cape Town, 1990), p.76
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