Johann Louw Auction Price Results

Who is Johann Louw?


Johann Louw is one of South Africa’s pre-eminent painters. Louw’s paintings are intense responses to notions of identity and space, as well as to the particular relationship that exists between the artist and his subjects. Introspective and empathetic, Louw’s ambiguous subjects and deserted scenes are testament to a particular psychological spirit of place and time, experienced with discomfort across social structures within a fast transitioning South Africa. There is a pervading uneasiness as vulnerably exposed figures and forsaken landscapes occupy non-descript and paradoxical spaces. Louw’s masterful handling of his materials draws the viewer in and demands an emotive engagement. Although primarily a painter, Johann Louw also produces expressive drawings and graphic works.
Biography

Johann Louw was born in Belville, Cape Town, in 1965 and graduated with a Masters in Fine Art from Stellenbosch University in 1992. He has exhibited to great critical acclaim in South Africa and internationally. In 2007, the Sanlam Art Collection presented a mid-career retrospective as a tribute to Louw’s extensive output and distinguished career over the past two decades. This exhibition toured the country in 2008 and 2009, and was accompanied by a publication on the artist. In 2009, Louw was selected to form part of Linguaggi del Mondo:Languages of the World an official collateral exhibition to the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. In 2010 he exhibited in Environmental Concern and Human Existence at the 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, China, and Parallelithe official exhibition of the Sabbionetta Biennale for Contemporary Art in Italy.

Solo exhibitions include: New Paintings in 2010 at SMAC in Stellenbosch, Terugkoms van Cythera (Return from Cythera) in 2013 at SMAC in Cape Town and Gestaltes, an exhibition of large scale works on paper at SMAC in Cape Town in 2014. The University of Johannesburg Art Gallery presented his Et in Arcadia Ego in 2013. Louw’s last solo exhibition, Loog, was presented at SMAC Gallery in Stellenbosch in 2016.

Johann Louw was awarded the Ampersand Fellowship in 2014. He was most recently included in Home Truths, curated by Micheal Godby, at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town in 2016. Home Truths is currently on show until 3 February 2017 at the Sanlam Art Gallery in Belville.
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Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Pop en Vis

Lot 72: Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Pop en Vis

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2021

Estimate: R60,000 - R80,000

Description: signed with the artist's initials and dated 2013 on the reverse
oil on plywood
122 by 128,5cm excluding frame; 126 by 131,5 by 4cm including frame
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Location: Johannesburg, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw (South Africa 1965-) - Lying Head III

Lot 157: Johann Louw (South Africa 1965-) - Lying Head III

Auction Date: Aug 31, 2021

Estimate: R1,500 - R2,500

Description: Johann Louw (South Africa 1965-)
Lying Head III
lithograph and chine collé
signed, numbered 4/25 and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin
image size: 19 x 24.5 cm; sheet size: 48 x 38 cm unframed
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Starting Bid: 1500
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Location: Illovo, ZA

Auction House: Aspire Art Auctions

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Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Figure and Building

Lot 298: Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Figure and Building

Auction Date: Aug 10, 2021

Estimate: R80,000 - R120,000

Description: signed with the artist's initials; signed and dated '97 on the reverse
oil on board
183,5 by 122cm excluding frame; 186,5 by 125 by 5,5cm including frame
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Dog

Lot 604: Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Dog

Auction Date: Nov 10, 2020

Estimate: R30,000 - R50,000

Description: signed with the artist's initials and dated 2015 on the reverse
oil on canvas
50 by 157 by 2,5cm, unframed
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Pop en Vis

Lot 603: Johann Louw; South African 1965-; Pop en Vis

Auction Date: Nov 10, 2020

Estimate: R100,000 - R120,000

Description: signed with the artist's initials and dated 2013 on the reverse
oil on plywood
122 by 128.5cm excluding frame; 126 by 131.5 by 4cm including frame
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw; S op die Knersvlakte

Lot 235: Johann Louw; S op die Knersvlakte

Auction Date: Nov 25, 2019

Estimate: R20,000 - R40,000

Description: Johann Louw
South African 1965-
S op die Knersvlakte
signed with the artist's initials
oil on board
122,5 by 65cm, unframed
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Location: Johannesburg, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw; Large Lying Figure; Standing Figure (Large, from Back)

Lot 129: Johann Louw; Large Lying Figure; Standing Figure (Large, from Back)

Auction Date: Nov 25, 2019

Estimate: R5,000 - R7,000

Description: Johann Louw
South African 1965-
Large Lying Figure; Standing Figure (Large, from Back)
each signed, numbered B.A.T in pencil and embossed with The Artists' Press chopmark in the margin
two colour lithograph
57 by 76cm, unframed
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Location: Johannesburg, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw - S op die Knersvlakte

Lot 494: Johann Louw - S op die Knersvlakte

Auction Date: Mar 18, 2019

Estimate: R40,000 - R60,000

Description: Johann Louw
S op die Knersvlakte
signed with the artist's initials
oil on board
122,5 by 65cm
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw - City/Stad

Lot 18: Johann Louw - City/Stad

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2019

Estimate: R15,000 - R20,000

Description: Johann LouwSouth African 1965-City/Stadsignedcharcoal and conté on paper62,5 by 100,5cm...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw - Two Men Against Wall

Lot 99: Johann Louw - Two Men Against Wall

Auction Date: Feb 16, 2019

Estimate: R100,000 - R120,000

Description: Johann Louw
Two Men Against Wall
signed, dated 95 and inscribed 'Woodstock' on the reverse
oil on canvas
60,5 by 170cm
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw, Hondeskedel

Lot 136: Johann Louw, Hondeskedel

Auction Date: Oct 28, 2018

Estimate: R60,000 - R80,000

Description: Johann Louw, Hondeskedel...

Location: Johannesburg, ZA

Auction House: Aspire Art Auctions

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Johann Louw - City/Stad

Lot 471: Johann Louw - City/Stad

Auction Date: Oct 15, 2018

Estimate: R20,000 - R30,000

Description: Johann Louw
City/Stad
signed

charcoal and conté on paper
62,5 by 100,5cm
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw - Untitled - Seated Figure

Lot 476: Johann Louw - Untitled - Seated Figure

Auction Date: Oct 15, 2018

Estimate: R40,000 - R60,000

Description: Johann Louw
Untitled - Seated Figure
signed with the artist's initials; signed and dated 2002 on the reverse

oil on canvas
40,5 by 50cm
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw; Figures

Lot 105: Johann Louw; Figures

Auction Date: Sep 17, 2018

Estimate: R20,000 - R30,000

Description: Johann Louw; Figures...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw, Three Men with Cityscape

Lot 136: Johann Louw, Three Men with Cityscape

Auction Date: Jun 17, 2018

Estimate: R70,000 - R100,000

Description: Johann Louw, Three Men with Cityscape...

Location: Johannesburg, ZA

Auction House: Aspire Art Auctions

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Portret van C met Fragment

Lot 44: Portret van C met Fragment

Auction Date: Mar 25, 2018

Estimate: R70,000 - R90,000

Description: Johann Louw, Portret van C met Fragment...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Aspire Art Auctions

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Johann Louw Groot Landskap-rotse, Piketberg

Lot 438: Johann Louw Groot Landskap-rotse, Piketberg

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2018

Estimate: R30,000 - R50,000

Description: Johann Louw Groot Landskap-rotse, Piketberg 2005 oil on board 90 by 122cm...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw - Stoel en Hond

Lot 35: Johann Louw - Stoel en Hond

Auction Date: Feb 17, 2018

Estimate: R60,000 - R80,000

Description: Johann Louw
Stoel en Hond
signed and dated 2016 on the reverse
oil on canvas
203 by 137cm
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw Head - Portrait

Lot 297: Johann Louw Head - Portrait

Auction Date: Nov 27, 2017

Estimate: R25,000 - R40,000

Description: Johann Louw
Head - Portrait
signed and dated 2006 on the reverse
oil on canvas
51,5 by 77,5 by 2,5cm, unframed
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw - Suited Men and Landscape

Lot 146: Johann Louw - Suited Men and Landscape

Auction Date: Nov 13, 2017

Estimate: R40,000 - R60,000

Description: Johann Louw
Suited Men and Landscape
oil on masonite
222 by 177cm
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Location: Illovo, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw Klein Willem, Lêend

Lot 476: Johann Louw Klein Willem, Lêend

Auction Date: Mar 06, 2017

Estimate: R20,000 - R25,000

Description: Johann Louw
Klein Willem, Lêend
signed with the artist's initials
executed 2007
oil on canvas
59,5 by 59,5cm
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Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw, Landscape, Graaff-Reinet

Lot 513: Johann Louw, Landscape, Graaff-Reinet

Auction Date: Mar 16, 2015

Estimate: R35,000 - R50,000

Description: Johann Louw Landscape, Graaff-Reinet signed with the artist's initials; signed, dated 1998 and inscribed with 'Woodstock' and the title on the reverse oil on board 73 by 107cm...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw, Karoo Landscape

Lot 514: Johann Louw, Karoo Landscape

Auction Date: Mar 16, 2015

Estimate: R30,000 - R40,000

Description: Johann Louw Karoo Landscape oil on board 80 by 120cm...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw Lying Head II

Lot 80: Johann Louw Lying Head II

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2014

Estimate: R2,000 - R3,000

Description: Johann Louw Lying Head II signed, numbered 12/25 and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin colour lithograph sheet size: 48 by 38cm; 66 by 56 by 3cm including frame...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw Lying Head IV

Lot 81: Johann Louw Lying Head IV

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2014

Estimate: R2,000 - R3,000

Description: Johann Louw Lying Head IV signed, numbered 12/25 and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin colour lithograph sheet size: 48 by 38cm; 66 by 55,5 by 3cm including frame...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Johann Louw, Sutherland

Lot 446: Johann Louw, Sutherland

Auction Date: Feb 04, 2013

Estimate: R20,000 - R30,000

Description: Johann Louw, Sutherland, signed with the artist's initials, oil on canvas, 81 by 120cm...

Location: Cape Town, ZA

Auction House: Strauss & Co

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Sporting Memorabilia - Cricket: Johann Louw (South

Lot 290: Sporting Memorabilia - Cricket: Johann Louw (South

Auction Date: Dec 01, 2011

Estimate: £30 - £35

Description: Sporting Memorabilia - Cricket: Johann Louw (South Africa Int) signed Northants white cricket shirt - no.14 match worn shirt signed to the front.
Note Louw (b. 1979 Cape Town) and made his international debut for South Africa in Twenty20 v Kenya in Kimberley in 2008 and is bowling/ all-rounder and a noted one-day cricketer with the ability to finish an innings with bat and ball
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Location: Ludlow, SPE, UK

Auction House: Mullocks Specialist Auctioneers

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