Walter Battiss (1906 – 1982), considered by many as the father of abstract art in South Africa, has arrived in the 21st century and may soon feature in many more homes across the country.
117 on Long, the gallery and retail space on Long Street in Cape Town, is making Walter Battiss works more accessible to a greater audience by showcasing The Walter Battiss Company.
Until now, being able to own a Battiss was a pleasure limited to a privileged few. We’re certain that Battiss would want everyone who loves his work to own a piece of it, and we feel honoured to be able to help put it a little more within reach – Eduard du Plessis, founder of The Walter Battiss Company
The Walter Battiss Company made a limited edition collection of Battiss prints, ceramics and customised wallpapers in 2013, and has now made this collection available in 117 on Long. The original range was available online, but now this affordable collection of Walter Battiss recreations has grown and new items have been added.
You can also find Battiss artworks that have been repurposed and reimagined into a new collection of jewellery by local jewellery designer, Nanette Veldsman.
At 117 on Long, which also showcases other South African brands such as the Ceramic Factory, aLoveSupreme and Artvaart, you will also be able to find a Battiss-inspired chair by furniture design studio, BOFRED.
The graphic content of Battiss’s art easily lends itself to being reproduced and applied to fabric, ceramics and printed matter, and we feel driven to use it to make good art more accessible – Eduard du Plessis
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For more information, visit walterbattiss.co.za
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