South Africa: The last preserve of 20th-century painting

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LONDON: South African avant-garde painting of the 20th century has not loomed large in the public mind in the past, but this may be about to change.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, a sale organized by Bonhams will turn the spotlight on some surprising artists who sprang up at the southern tip of the African continent.

They were as diverse as their individual backgrounds and their versatility reflects their own fragmented life stories. Few had an easy time.

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