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01.07.07 Pelmama Art Collection works donated to Oliewenhuis Art Museum


Pieter Hugo

Norman Catherine
Red Dream Cloth 1989
airbrush
56 x 44cm


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Pelmama Art Collection works donated to Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Important artworks from the Pelmama Pernament Art Collection, in which prominent South African artists of the 60s, 70s and 80s are represented in considerable depth (there are more than 120 works by Norman Catherine, for example), has been donated to the Oliewenhuis Art Museum. Other artists represented include Walter Battiss, Sidney Khumalo and Lucas Sithole.

The collector behind the Pelmama Collection is Fernand Haenggi, a prominent art dealer in Johannesburg in those difficult years, and it is the Haenggi Foundation Incorporated which has donated the work to the museum. An exhibition of the donated work, entitled 'Part of the Pelmama Permanent Art Collection', opens at 7 p.m.on Monday, July 9. Vusi Ndima, Chief Director, Heritage, National Department of Arts and Culture is the guest speaker.

Opens: 7pm, July 9

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