Gregoire Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005) Johannesburg
Lot 65
Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005) 'Houses in Pink and Grey', Johannesburg
Sold for £10,800 (US$ 18,067) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005)
'Houses in Pink and Grey', Johannesburg
signed and dated 'Gregoire / 1957' (lower right); inscribed 'JOHANNESBURG' (to frame verso)
oil on board
44.5 x 35cm (17 1/2 x 13 3/4in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With the Helen de Leeuw Gallery, Johannesburg, 1957
    A private collection

    LITERATURE:
    M. Bekker, Gregoire Boonzaier, (Cape Town, 1990), illustrated p.39


    The above work belongs to the rare group of works painted in the late 1950s and early 1960s in which the artist drew on the influence of Georges Braque and the cubist movement. In his monograph Bekker states:

    "Gregoire was a pioneer of cubist abstraction in South Africa. In this he was inspired by Georges Braque, a cubist whose poetic character and subdued palette are closer to Gregoire's approach than, for instance, Picasso's. Braque's influence is present in some of Gregoire's still lifes and in his decorative cubist representations of African scenes."
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