Bruce Arnott

Sculpture

Bruce Arnott (1938-2018) was a highly respected South African sculptor, curator, and educator. A former Assistant Director of the South African National Gallery, he later embarked on a rigorous academic career which culminated as Director of the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Concurrently, Arnott exhibited nationally, producing many large public commissions situated in most of the major cities in South Africa. His work is represented in the collections of the Oppenheimer Foundation, the Rembrandt (Stuyvesant) Foundation and several prominent South African universities. Arnott's monumental 'Numinous Beast' stands outside the Iziko South African National Gallery (Cape Town). 

In his work, Bruce Arnott plays with the forms of African vernacular sculpture to tell universal stories of dark humor and myth. Forced to work within the strictures of Apartheid South Africa, his work is noted for it's irony and subtle but astute social commentary.

Previously restricted from exhibiting more fully internationally, we are excited to introduce the work of Bruce Arnott to a wider audience. 

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Seth

1992

Bronze, 3/3

13" x 7" x 9"

$130,000

Icarus Relaunched

2004

Bronze

10" x 4" x 3.5"

$7,500

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Joburg Ice Cream 2012 16 x 5 x 5 $13000.jpg

Joburg Ice Cream

2012

Bronze

16" x 5" x 5"

$13,000

Marat

2018

Bronze

16.5" x 8" x 12"

$20,000

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Squab 1974 2.5 x 3 x 4 NFS.jpg

Squab

1974

Bronze

2.5" x 3" x 4"

NFS

Cloudsurfer

2004

Bronze, 3/3

7.5" x 4.5" x 11"

$9,000

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Exile Woman 2001 14 x 8 x 4.5 NFS.jpg

Exile Woman

2001

Bronze, 3/3

14" x 8" x 4.5"

NFS

Storm Wizard

2004

Bronze

7.5" x 3.25" x 3.25"

NFS

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