Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005), - Signed & dated 1969 'Cantebury Street, District Six, Capetown'
Lot 96
Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005) 'Canterbury Street, District Six, Cape Town'
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 16,135) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (South African, 1909-2005)
'Canterbury Street, District Six, Cape Town'
signed and dated 'Gregoire / 1969' (lower right); inscribed 'Canterbury St. Dist. Six C'Town Gregoire Boonzaier / Canterbury Street Distrik Ses Kaapstad' (verso)
oil on canvas laid to board
23.5 x 39.5cm (9 1/4 x 15 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • "Even as a child I found old Cape Town an exotic place. It has a unique quality found in no other city in our country. It is rich in colour; colour which is present in its typical Cape cottages, in its roofs, walls, windows and doors. The striking street life has always fascinated me: pushcarts, vegetable carts, fish carts, laundry gaily fluttering in the breeze and, in the good old days, goats and chickens, as well as a plethora of cats and mongrels of uncertain extraction. All these things made the streets come to life...The urge to capture it on canvas has never left me." (the artist, as quoted in Die Huisgenoot, 11 February 1972)
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