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Horse sculpture boosts Art Trail

The Century City Art Trail has been boosted by the addition of a Janko de Beer bronze sculpture of a horse’s head.

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Date 26 March 2018
Author Tatum Sieni
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The stunning statue, entitled Sanctified, forms part of Janko’s Equus horse theme series which is based on the mythical relationship between humans and horses.

The third in an edition of eight variable bronzes, Sanctified weighs around 130kg and has been erected on a concrete plinth in a prominent site, near the Waters Edge development overlooking the canal and Intaka island.

Sanctified, which has been cast in bronze with a steel base designed to weather over time, is to be officially unveiled early April.

The sculpture has been donated by Janko to the Century City Arts Foundation which only had to pay for the casting. Other bronzes in the edition have retailed for around R450 000 with the value expected to continue increasing over time. The first two sculptures in the Equus edition are located at Benguela Cove near Hermanus and a castle in Scotland. The fourth in the series has been purchased by Klein Constantia wine farm.

Sanctified brings to 25 the number of exhibits currently on the Century City Arts Trail. Most of the exhibits are outdoors and range from the Impromptu Pavilion in Century City Square celebrating South Africa’s diversity and its 11 official languages to sculptures by Right Mukore to the Station Walkway and its graffiti artwork welcoming pedestrians from the Century City Station.

The Century City Art Trail is being spearheaded by the Century City Arts Foundation,  an independent, Public Benefit Organisation, formed by the Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA), the non-profit company responsible for the day to day operations of Century City which represents all stakeholders in the burgeoning Century City precinct.

The art trail is open to the public free of charge. For further details go to www.centurycity.co.za

  • Janko de Beer is a South African artist based in Cape Town. He obtained his law degree (LLB) in 2003 and is also an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. A recent finalist for a Global Art Award, Janko’s work has featured in many solo and group exhibitions, and over the past couple of years he has established a substantial international following. His work has sold to private collectors in England, Scotland, Belgium, Australia, Dubai and Monaco. He has generously contributed to the Make a Difference Leadership Foundation with a bronze horse bust, titled Mischief, fetching R500 000 at their 2016 auction in London.

 

              For further details on the artist go to www.jankodebeer.com