09-24-2010 09-24-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2517B Boston
September 24, 2010 12:00 PMCalender
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Keith Alexander (South African, 1946-2000) The Fall of Pomona

$21,330$18,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2517B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 24, 2010 12:00PM

Description:

Keith Alexander (South African, 1946-2000)

The Fall of Pomona
Signed and dated "Alexander 90 ©" l.r.
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in. (61.0 x 91.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Good.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist.

N.B. The present work depicts the ghost town of Pomona in the southern part of the Namib Desert. The diamond mining settlement flourished at the turn of the twentieth century, and at its height, held approximately one thousand German and Namibian inhabitants. In depicting ruinous buildings eroded by the hot Namibian desert winds, Alexander captures the lost hopes of a people and man's struggle against nature in a harsh environement.

A certificate from the artist and Elizabeth White and Associates accompanies the lot.

Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

Keith Alexander, Pomona, Namib Desert, diamond mining settlement, Namibian desert, Elizabeth White and Associates