Vertical Presence:The Sculpture of Edoardo Villa_Keyes Art Mile exhibition

Vertical Presence: The Sculpture of Edoardo Villa_Keyes Art Mile exhibition

Keyes Art Mile showcases a sculpture exhibition about South Africa’s most influential sculptors – the late Edoardo Villa. Vertical Presence: The Sculpture of Edoardo VillaThe exhibition is organized in a partnership with Strauss & Co fine art auctioneers and True Design. It will be hosted in the atrium of the landmark Trumpet building consisting of 18 impressive sculptures. These sculptures are both large and small and show off a great impact on the art form in South Africa. The sculptures will be showcased side by contemporary sculpted furniture by True Design.

Some of the sculptures showcased in the exhibition are:

Villa_Abstract Forms_1965_steel_94cm

Villa Abstract Forms 1965 steel 94cm

Villa_Totem Winkie_1992_Bronze_2.02m

Villa Totem Winkie 1992 Bronze 2.02m

Villa_Tree_1971_steel and paint_1.95m

Villa Tree 1971 steel and paint 1.95m

Villa_Vertical Forms_1958_Bronze_2.49m

Villa Vertical Forms 1958 Bronze 2.49m

Villa is one of the 70,000 Italian prisoners of war who spent the final years of World War at the Zonderwater POW camp near Pretoria. Born in Italy in 1915, Villa after his release in 1947 chose to stay in South Africa. He later settled in Joburg and became the country’s foremost abstract sculptor.

Exhibition walkabouts lead by Strauss & Co-curators on Wed Apr 17 at 15:30 and Sat Apr 20 at 10:30.


Mar 13 2019 – Apr 28 2019


Keyes Art Mile
19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank

Price/Additional Info

Admission free

More Information here

Between 10 and 5