Following hot on the heels of its successful Basics auction launch, Omni Fine Art Auctioneers will hold the next of its monthly Omni Select auctions on 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, according to Gary Shean, Omni’s paintings specialist. “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, on the auction floor,” he says.
Highlights will 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), he adds.
Shean points out that 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.
He anticipates that Anton Kastel’s oil on canvas entitled “Lolita”, from the Bikini Series, will 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”- which Shean describes as “a divine work”. He adds: “This painting was purchased by the current owner’s father at Sotheby’s 19th-century European paintings sale in London in February 1985.”
Shean adds that sporting memorabilia will be offered in the Omni Select auction 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, says Warren Scheuer, Omni’s furniture specialist. “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 will be from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, 23 September, and from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, 26 September, the day of the auction.
For more information, contact Omni Fine Art Auctioneers on 021 671 4497 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The auction catalogue can be viewed online at www.omni.co.za.
Omni Select Auction: Looking forward to the 26th September, Omni Fine Art Auctioneers will be holding their monthly auction once again with a wide range of paintings, furniture, collectables, decorative arts, ceramics, jewelery and silver, after having launched their successful Basics department the week before.
Emphasis for this auction is with the fine art on offer. Clients can look forward to art works by South African Masters to include Alexander Rose-Innes, Kenneth Baker, Pieter van der Westhuizen, David Botha, Maggie Laubser and Pranas Domsaitis. Highlights include An Extensive Landscape, a large oil on canvas dated 44 by Rose-Innes, Abstract, an oil on board by Domsaitis as well as Die Lang Pad, a woodcut by Peter Clarke which is illustrated on page 92 in Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke. With South African contemporary art being extremely desirable at the moment, they are pleased to be offering works by Ed Young, Anton Kannemeyer, Judith Mason and Arabella Caccia. Highlights include Lolita, oil on canvas by Anton Kastel from the Bikini Series and Crucifix for Wilfred Owen by Judith Mason. A divine work by the Polish/French artist, Emile Eisman-Semenowksy, purchased by the current owners father at Sotheby’s London, nineteenth Century European Paintings sale in Feburary 1985 (Lot 198, An Oriental Beauty) is yet another highlight from the painting department.
For the first time, Sporting Memorabilia will be offered with items, to include jerseys and boots signed by Valentino Rossi, Roger Federer and Lionel Messi.
There is large collection of furniture dating from the 18th Century to the present. Of significance is a wonderful pair of Le Courbusier LC4 Chaise lounges, imported through Innovations in 1982, as well as a Bauhaus style dining table and chairs.
Of major interest is a collection of Boer War items on offer, to include prisoner of war carved pieces as well as other rarities. In contrast within the collectables department is a beautiful early 20th Century Galle glass vase of lovely proportions.