Title: “Brug, Carletonville”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 76 x 62 cm
Carletonville is a mining town. The painting depicts a bridge opposite the regional office of the National Union of Mineworkers. The painting was used on the cover of Ari Sitas’ collection of poetry titled “The Vespa Diaries”.
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Title: “Hi Way Motors”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 45 x 61 cm
A gas station at Welverdiend, between Carletonville and Potchefstroom. A mining and maize farming area. Once a major route. Ed Hopper’s “Gas” in the bleak light of what was once known as the Western Transvaal?
Title: “Mynhuis, Vrystaat”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm, framed
A typical mine house on the gold fields of the Free State province of South Africa, with a mine’s headgear and mine dumps – or tailings dams – in the background. The Free State gold fields were once the heart of South Africa’s economy, but are now in decline and plagued by unemployment and illegal mining.