The artist Vladimir Tretchikoff
vividly described the Cape Town art scene as 'riddled with bitchiness like a Gorgonzola with penicillin'.
THIS WEEK'S CRUSH TRETCHIKOFF
ZULU GIRL LAMPSHADE, PS80, GRAHAM AND GREEN This is a striking picture of a beautiful woman.
broke records again, when his painting Chinese Girl, which is the most widely reproduced picture in the world, was sold for 982,000 [pounds sterling], three times as much as expected.
They also included The Chinese Girl by the late Russian artist Vladimir Tretchikoff
of Cape Town) introduces Russian-born, Shanghai-reared, South African artist Tretchikoff
(1913-2006) as a commercially-successful artist maligned by critics as the "king of kitsch.
Choosing quality is key - with furniture designers like Ib Kofod-Larsen or Tretchikoff
paintings being particularly sought after.
The sale also features works by 20th century Australian and South African artists, and one of the most interesting lots for me among these is an oil painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff
called Water Lily.
A classic framed print of the Chinese Girl by Tretchikoff
is worth pounds 50-pounds 75.
, who has died, aged 92, became an artist rich beyond belief, second only to Picasso.
ARTIST Vladimir Tretchikoff
, whose painting Chinese Girl (1950), is believed to be the best-selling print of all time, has died.
The artist Tretchikoff
(who painted the notorious The Green Lady) decided he wanted to make art available to everybody by selling pounds 1 prints.
Contrasting with his macho black leather Habitat sofa is a jokey, kitsch Tretchikoff
print; his Victorian bath clashes eccentrically with his ultra-modern shower; and he has a mix-and-match hotchpotch of industrial-chic stainless-steel kitchen appliances.