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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; Remember J. Mfethe
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Izinkomo Zelobola Part 1
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Mist Morning in Parys, Free State Part 2
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; I'm from Villiers, Free State
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Going Somewhere
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Impangele – Guinea Fowl
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Bonsmara Sold
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Auction in Vanderbijl
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Eastern Free State
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; 188 Harvesting in Viljoeskroon (sic)
23 Nov 2020
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Nothing Left for Next Generation to See
23 Nov 2020
Sold for R 18 760
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Sipho Ndlovu; Hope with Action
23 Nov 2020
Sold for R 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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