Sydney Kumalo was introduced to the tradition of Modernist sculpture by his mentor, Eduardo Villa, whom he met during his time teaching at the Polly Street Art Centre (where he enrolled as a student in 1952). There, under the tutelage of Cecil
Skotnes, he developed a unique sense of line in his drawing that would later translate into his anthropomorphically sculpted forms of animals and figures. The present lot relates a drawing titled Bull produced in 1966, where the shape and reductive pattern of the beast’s horns and ribcage are clearly visible.
Stephan Welz & Co. In Association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 30 November, 1987, lot 434.
Stephan Welz & Co. In Association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 21 March, 1994, lot 57.
The Shill Collection.