Dumile Feni

 
What nebulous factors decide the price of an artist’s work?
What nebulous factors decide the price of an artist’s work?
In May 2015, Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting Les Femmes d’Alge (Version ‘O’) made headlines when it fetched $179.4-million dollars...
Gallery Momo: No titles enable your own take
Gallery Momo: No titles enable your own take
Gallery Momo’s group exhibition, which closed off 2014’s art calendar and begins the new season, is neither titled nor arbitrarily framed around...
Dumile Feni's exhibition a timely take on being black
Dumile Feni's exhibition a timely take on being black
There’s a disturbing back story to how a well-known Dumile Feni sculpture came to be. It’s the story of what inspired the artist’s famed...
Art collecting with Albie Sachs
Art collecting with Albie Sachs
In 1945, seven years before former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs joined the liberation struggle in apartheid South Africa, his appreciation for art had already bloomed. Paintings by his mother's artist friend adorned the walls of his childhood home....
Repatriated 'struggle' work goes on show
Repatriated 'struggle' work goes on show
The champagne and canapés flowed liberally at the private viewing last week before the Bonhams South African art sale. Before reaching the rooms...
Known only by his absence
Known only by his absence
When artist Dumile Feni left South Africa in 1968 his wife was seven months' pregnant; when he died in 1991 his daughter, Marriam Diale, was in her...
'Through Feni I examine myself'
'Through Feni I examine myself'
When Professor Pitika Ntuli -- intellectual, cultural activist, artist and art collector -- emerges from behind the creaking green electric gates...

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