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Jackson Hlungwani

South African 1923-2010 


Jackson Hlungwani’s work is infused with his particular mix of Christianity, traditional Tsonga beliefs and a personal revelation theology. He had no formal training as an artist but was taught wood carving by his father. He worked briefly in Johannesburg but returned to his home in Gazankulu, a former apartheid-era ‘homeland’ in the then Northern Transvaal, after losing a finger in an industrial accident. He was ordained in the African Zionist Church in 1946 and later founded his own church at Mbokhoto, near Elim. Among the ruined stone walls of an ancient Iron Age settlement up on a hill, he created ‘New Jerusalem’, the centre of his charismatic church and healing practice. He made carvings from fallen tree trunks found at the site, which were used in his religious teaching. Two altars made of rocks and populated with figurative sculpture, which were originally the focus of religious rituals at the complex, have since been relocated to the Johannesburg Art Gallery (The Altar of God) and the Wits Art Museum (The Altar of Christ). Hlungwani drew on biblical stories and imagery from the natural word such as animals and fish in his work and believed that God spoke to him and directed his creativity and his ministry.

Hlungwani’s work became known to a wider audience when it was included in the Tributaries exhibition in 1984 and the Jackson Hlungwani Retrospective in 1989, both curated by Ricky Burnett. His work was also included in the grounded-breaking exhibition curated by Steven Sack at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 1988, The Neglected Tradition, and the first Johannesburg Biennale, Africus, in 1989.

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50 lots offered      64.00% sold      ZAR 679 409
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Fish
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Jackson Hlungwani; Wisdom Circle
25 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 4 925
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Wisdom Circle
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Jackson Hlungwani; Prophet
11 Jul 2021
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Figure in Profile
29 Mar 2021
Sold for ZAR 8 794
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Pregnant Woman
22 Feb 2021
Sold for ZAR 12 898
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Venda Figure
22 Feb 2021
Sold for ZAR 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Angel and Three Headed Figure, two
7 Sep 2020
Sold for ZAR 6 449
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Standing Figure and Medium Totem, two
7 Sep 2020
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Figure with Raised Arms
7 Sep 2020
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Sceptre and Small Totem, two
7 Sep 2020
Sold for ZAR 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jackson Hlungwani; Prophet
7 Sep 2020
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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