Kolmanskop III

Lana de Villiers, Lana Art, South African Artist, Kolmanskop, Namibia, Sand in House, Bright walls, Light

FOR SALE: R5300       Size: ± 61 x 61 x 3,5cm / 24 x 24 x 1,5″

Artwork Description:

Time is running out for these deserted houses of Kolmanskop, Namibia…but their fading inner beauty still catches the eye.
Kolmanskop used to be a small and rich diamond mining town from around 1908 to 1954*, after which it was abandoned.  I find these old buildings to be very charming and alluring.  If those walls could talk, what stories would they be able to tell?  Now these houses speak in the wind as their roofs creak and whistle, announcing further deterioration as more sand is deposited on the inside.
The landscape surrounding Kolmanskop is very arid and dry.  Houses built on sand.  Cloudless blue skies form the backdrop to creamy coloured dunes.  Life has left for the most part.  A few dry shrubs survive around the edges of the houses and little else.  A true ghost town.
In order to compensate for the lack of colour on the outside, the people painted the interior walls of their houses with bright colours! The combination of beams of sunlight streaming in through broken windows and doors, colourful walls, and the contrast between its architectural lines and sand heaps make for excellent material to work with as an artist!
In a way these houses seem timeless, like they will last forever.

Contact Details & Payment Options

I would love to hear from you.  Questions and inquiries are welcome.

How do I make a payment? What are my options?

>> Shipment fees are not included & No artwork can be collected unless the total amount has been paid.

  • Personal collection in Richards Bay, RSA
  • For Local Shipping (RSA): Postnet-to-Postnet is the preferred method and really affordable (Budget ± R200).
  • For International Shipping: Details to be discussed on a case by case basis.
    Please note: Most countries charge an additional import tax that is payable by the client at the point of delivery and varies from country to country. Please check with your local authorities.

1. Incremental Payments

You can pay for an artwork in full OR over a 3 month period:
  • 1st month 40% of the total
  • 2nd month 30% of the total
  • 3rd month 30% of the total

2. Local (South African) Payment Details:

Read About Local Payments

An EFT transfer or cash is accepted.
Please contact me via the Contact Form at the bottom of the page so that I can send you an invoice & my banking details. We can then also discuss the collection details / shipment

3. International Payments:

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International Payments to Lana Art is received through PayFast*  The Price listed is in South African Rand.  The Payment via Payfast will also take place in Rand (ZAR). Compare the value of the Rand  to your own local currency in order to estimate what it will cost you.  The South African Rand is not a very strong currency so it will probably be very affordable.
Please also take into account that shipment fees will also be added to the total.
Please email through the contact form & indicate which artwork you are interested in. For shipment purposes I will need your physical address. We can then discuss the details after which I will send you the payment request via PayFast*. I look forward to hearing from you!
*What is Payfast: PayFast is a payments processing service for South African websites. Payfast enables easy, secure and instant transfer of money from online buyers to sellers. Payfast renders a service similar to that of PayPal and is recognized internationally.

• September 29, 2016

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