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Willie Bester - Untitled - 1999 - Mixed media on board - 62 x 142 x 9,5 cm

Willie Bester - Untitled - 1999 - Mixed media on board - 62 x 142 x 9,5 cm

Dogs of War, by Willie Bester  Bester was one of South Africa's most prominent Anti-apartheid artists

Dogs of War, by Willie Bester Bester was one of South Africa's most prominent Anti-apartheid artists

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Bester was moved to create a series of three sculptures about the Trojan Horse Massacre with Trojan Horse III being the last and most powerful in the series. Unlike these earlier examples, which evoke the feel of African scrap metal toys, Trojan Horse III is characterized by an extraordinary sense of energy and vitality.

Willie Bester (1956 – )

Bester was moved to create a series of three sculptures about the Trojan Horse Massacre with Trojan Horse III being the last and most powerful in the series. Unlike these earlier examples, which evoke the feel of African scrap metal toys, Trojan Horse III is characterized by an extraordinary sense of energy and vitality.

salvaged art | 24 African Junk Artist Willie Bester’s Apartheid Laboratory

salvaged art | 24 African Junk Artist Willie Bester’s Apartheid Laboratory

South Africa, Township life, Willie Bester. - Google Search

South Africa, Township life, Willie Bester. - Google Search

african steampunk art

african steampunk art

Willie Bester

Willie Bester

Willie Bester, Forced Removal    Young artists such as Willie Bester in Cape Town and Sam Nhlengethwa in Johannesburg used the Art Centres to formulate their beginnings in a turbulent era.    The prevailing mood was not to be crushed and in 1976, the Soweto uprisings transformed SA into a living hell for those who were forced to live on the dark side of apartheid.    By the 1980's art had lost all trace of innocence and any progressive art piece that was worth its salt was tackling issues…

Willie Bester, Forced Removal Young artists such as Willie Bester in Cape Town and Sam Nhlengethwa in Johannesburg used the Art Centres to formulate their beginnings in a turbulent era. The prevailing mood was not to be crushed and in 1976, the Soweto uprisings transformed SA into a living hell for those who were forced to live on the dark side of apartheid. By the 1980's art had lost all trace of innocence and any progressive art piece that was worth its salt was tackling issues…

Tribute to Biko by Willie Bester - Pigozzi Collection 2013 - Contemporary African Art Collection

Tribute to Biko by Willie Bester - Pigozzi Collection 2013 - Contemporary African Art Collection

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