26 September 2017
Omni Fine Art Auctioneers will hold the next of its monthly Omni Select auctions on Tuesday 26 September, featuring a wide range of paintings, furniture, collectables, decorative arts, ceramics, jewellery and silverware.
The upcoming auction will have a special emphasis on the fine art on offer. Potential buyers will find artworks by South African masters, including Alexander Rose-Innes, Kenneth Baker, Pieter van der Westhuizen, David Botha, Maggie Laubser and Pranas Domsaitis.
South African contemporary art is extremely desirable at the moment, and to meet the demand, Omni will be offering works by Ed Young, Anton Kannemeyer, Judith Mason and Arabella Caccia. Highlights include “An Extensive Landscape”, a large oil on canvas dated ’44 by Rose-Innes; “Abstract”, an oil on board by Domsaitis; and “Die Lang Pad”, a woodcut by Peter Clarke, which is illustrated in “Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke” (Page 92). Anton Kastel’s oil on canvas entitled “Lolita”, from the Bikini Series, is anticipated to attract much attention, as will Judith Mason’s “Crucifix for Wilfred Owen”. Another highlight in the art category will be a painting by the Polish/French artist Emile Eisman-Semenowksy – Lot 198, entitled “An Oriental Beauty”. This painting was purchased by the current owner’s father at Sotheby’s 19th-century European paintings sale in London in February 1985.
Sporting memorabilia will be on offer for the first time. Items that will go under the hammer will include jerseys and boots signed by Valentino Rossi, Roger Federer and Lionel Messi.
The auction will also include a large collection of furniture, dating from the 18th-century to the present. Of significance are a pair of Le Courbusier LC4 chaise longues, imported through Innovations in 1982, and a Bauhaus-style dining table and chairs. We believe that the collection of Boer War items on offer – which, among other rarities, includes pieces carved by prisoners of war – will also be of major interest. In contrast, within the collectables department, is a beautiful early 20th-century Galle glass vase of elegant proportions.
The auction will take place at 2pm on 26 September at Omni’s premises: 9 Hemlock Street, Newlands. Viewing:
Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd September -10am to 4pm
and Tuesday 26th September – 10am to 2pm
The OMNI Team
With an accumulated 50 years of auction experience, the Omni team consists of a department head-specialist for each main genre, to assist clients with specific items or collections, ensuring you get the finest, up to date information on a one to one basis.
There is also a service department, which is designated to overseeing and communicating with lawyers, insurance companies and estates, to ensure ease and professionalism in this pressurized area.
For further information regarding Heads of Departments, please see our Specialists page.