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Lot 28
Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966) Still life with bignonia and Port St John's creeper
Sold for £180,000 (US$ 304,683) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966)
Still life with bignonia and Port St John's creeper
signed and dated 'Irma Stern 1936' (upper right)
oil on canvas
60 x 50cm (23 5/8 x 19 11/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired directly from the artist circa 1940
    Thence by direct descent to the current owner


    Stern's still lifes were among her most favoured work and comprise some of her most sumptuous images.

    As Marion Arnold states in her monograph:
    "Most of Stern's still lifes have flowers and testify to her deep love of natural forms and her own garden. Working in the studio with the flower-piece, as opposed to the landscape, Stern - as an artist - controls nature by selecting, structuring and arranging blooms informally to display their colour and personality".

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    M. Arnold, Irma Stern: A Feast for the Eye, (Vlaeberg, 1995)
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