Son sak op die NG Kerk, Lady Grey

"Son sak op die NG Kerk, Lady Grey"
“Son sak op die NG Kerk, Lady Grey”

Title: “Son sak op die NG Kerk, Lady Grey”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 90x76cm, 2016

Translation of the title: “Sun sets on the Dutch Reformed Church, Lady Grey.” Lady Grey is a small town close to South Africa’s border with Lesotho and hosts an arts academy for primary and secondary school pupils. The town was named after Eliza Lucy Spencer, the wife of the governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Grey.

Price: R12 000

St James, ons ry terug van die biblioteek

"St James, ons ry terug van die biblioteek"
“St James, ons ry terug van die biblioteek”

Title: “St James, ons ry terug van die biblioteek”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 40.6×40.6cm, 2016

Translation of the title: “St James, driving back from the library.” St James is a suburb of Cape Town. This painting was on exhibition at the Breytenbach Gallery in Wellington as part of an exhibition titled “Boekmerke/Bookmarks”.

Price: Context Anne-Ghrett Erasmus at the Breytenbach Gallery at galery [at] breytenbachsentrum.co.za [note the Afrikaans spelling of “galery” in the e-mail address]

Bok-bok staan styf

"Bok-bok staan styf"
“Bok-bok staan styf”

Title: “Bok-bok staan styf”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, charcoal on paper, 53×42cm, 2016

The title of the drawing comes from an obscure Afrikaans children’s game. “Bok-bok staan styf, hoeveel vingers het jy op jou lyf?” An attempt at an English translation does not seem to shed any light on its meaning: “Buck-buck stand up straight (or tight), how many fingers on your body?”  

Price: R1 500

 
 

Walking down Fox Street, Johannesburg

Walking down Fox Street, Johannesburg
Walking down Fox Street, Johannesburg

Title: “Walking down Fox Street, Johannesburg”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 40.6×40.6cm, 2017

Cityscape from Johannesburg’s Maboneng precinct. Some call it urban renewal, others call it gentrification. The painting was included in an exhibition titled “Elements of Realism”, with works by Pierneef, Volschenk, Oerder and others.

Price: Sold by Absolut Art Gallery in Stellenbosch.