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Richard Scott - Gold Tree

Lot no. 05

Title: Gold Tree
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 100cm x 100cm

Indicated value: ZAR 180 000

NOTE: The lot includes an opportunity to meet the artist in his Cape Town studio.


Cape Town artist Richard Scott has fast become a household name thanks to his growing popularity on the South African and international art market over the past 10 years.

His work exhibits some characteristics that may be associated with the 1960s Pop Art movement. Colourful and figurative, it mostly portrays female semi-nudes in a variety of playful stances, or his other favourite subjects, trees and animals. Richard’s paintings fascinate because of their daring simplicity and directness, illustrating his indifference to serious academic sanctioning and unknowingly even provoking and problematising formal classification.

Richard is always passionate about his art, his creative processes and his conceptualisation of ideas, whether he works in sculpture, painting, drawing, graphics or prints. Like numerous other Pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, he values the creative process as highly as the finished product.