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Hylton Nel is one of South Africa’s foremost contemporary “artist-potters”. In 2008, Stephan Welz & Company set a new record for a contemporary South African ceramic with Nel’s piece titled Madonna and Child when the hammer went down at a resounding R104 500. Cats are a recurring theme in his work and the feline forms are glazed and painted with a wilful but engaging oddness. The cat illustrated here is the product of Nel’s sideways view of the world - sometimes funny, sometimes a little sad - an irreverent but intuitive combination of eccentricity and something deeply felt.
This charming figure is included in the forthcoming Stephan Welz & Co Decorative and Fine Arts 1 & 2 June auction.
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