The Art Auction of the DECADE
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RARE SOUTH AFRICAN ART COLLECTION
Duncan’s Auctions is proud to present a very rare South African fine art Collection by much respected African artist Elaine Mato (Bunge). This art represents the mythology surrounding a centuries old royal house of the African Rain Queen, Modjadji. Elaine used an ancient art form called encaustic which is pure beeswax, damar tree resin and pigments that represent the region. Nelson Mandela consulted with the Rain Queen upon his release from prison and his grandson Ndaba Mandela donated one of these paintings to EARTH X. This art will be offered and broadcast worldwide.
None of the Modjadji masterpieces has ever been reproduced into numbered and/or series prints by the artist. These are all original only pieces, therein creating a higher value and a collectability for any art collector.
In 2010 one of these LARGE paintings was selected by PRISA as part of an exhibition for an International Congress On Communication, today and in the future.
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Rembrant Van Rijn. Rembrandt’s mother with her hand on her chest brought back from the year 1631. This 20th Century impression was printed by Marjorie Van Dyke. This is from the ‘Millennium’, which was limited to 2500 examples. Certificate of Authenticity by Park West Gallery.
Statement by Duncan’s Auctions:
Throughout history artists have portrayed reality, philosophical, religious, cultural and abstract images on their canvases or mediums using varying means to do so. Human history will be remembered through writings, music and images, but it is very rare when a piece of cultural anthropological art presents itself that portrays not only a region of the world and a culture within this world, but does it in a way that represents every element of the essence of art.
Occasionally, a poet or author can touch us when we enter their mind through their written words from decades and centuries of the past. There are rare times when a musician makes us feel what they feel. Then there’s art. Great artists over the millennium have a talent of creating an image that pulls us into their canvases wherein we are absorbed by the story that is told with the strokes of their brushes.
These Modjadji paintings are currently viewed and are sure to be viewed in the future as masterpieces that tell of the past, current and future philosophy and culture through reality and abstract. This entire collection, whether as one or in individual pieces is sure to be a sound investment. It is very rare when a collection such as this comes up for sale and Duncan’s Auctions is proud to have been chosen to bring these masterpieces to market.
There was a period of time when this collection’s whereabouts was unknown, but the paintings surfaced and were made available to the public for viewing and now they are on the market for sale.
“We are proud to have been chosen to assist in the selling of this historic cultural and natural artwork.” Rick Duncan, President of Duncan’s Auctions said. “We have sold varying items over the years, but this collection in one of the most unique and rare masterpieces I have ever had the pleasure to market and sale. Given Elaine’s encaustic technique and the pigments used, it truly represents the essence of the art.”
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