Artists

From Albert Adams to Portia Zvavahera, Strauss & Co maintains a detailed database of every artist sold at auction since 2009. Whether it is painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, ceramics or new media, this searchable database lists by artist every lot offered and provides aggregated data useful to seasoned collectors. Important blue-chip artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies.


Sipho Ndlovu

South African 1968-  Top Artists


Self-taught artist Sipho Ndlovu, was born in Alexandra township, Johannesburg in 1968.  His mother was a domestic worker and he was encouraged to paint and draw while passing the hours of boredom waiting for his mother to finish work.

During the 1980s, he exhibited in the street outside the Johannesburg Sun Hotel in Smal Street. Bridgette Read spotted his talent and this led to his first exhibition at the Sanderling Gallery in 1988. A year later he had his first solo exhibition at the Shell House Art Gallery.

In 1990 Ndlovu moved to Cape Town where he developed his unique technique of painting boxes in a free flow organic style. The boxes remind him of wooden crates from bygone days and he says, “I am a collector of memories and moments”. His depiction and love of cattle comes from his ancestors and the Zulu tradition of measuring wealth in cattle.

He has participated in many exhibitions and his work is found in international collections. He is currently most interested in the world around him, painting landscapes and people that capture his imagination


57 lots offered      50.88% sold      R 738 660
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Near Sasolburg, Free State
27 Sep 2021
Starting at R 12 000
 
Sipho Ndlovu; Road Tripping Eastern Free State
27 Sep 2021
Starting at R 12 000
 
Sipho Ndlovu; Irene Farm in Pretoria
27 Sep 2021
Starting at R 15 000
 
Sipho Ndlovu; JM, Umlaza
27 Sep 2021
Starting at R 12 000
 
Sipho Ndlovu; Amanzi (Water)
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; There's a Light
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Sipho Ndlovu; September in Fourisburg (sic)
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Sipho Ndlovu; Esibayeni (Cattle Kraal)
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Sipho Ndlovu; Bloemfontein
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Milk
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
 
Sipho Ndlovu; R712 Eastern Free State
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
 
Sipho Ndlovu; Weekend Driver Eastern Free State
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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