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Lot 564

South African 1935-1988
Bull
signed with the artist's initial and numbered VII/X
bronze with verdigris patina
height: 13cm

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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.



Estimate: R 250 000 - 350 000 

Sold for R 370 000
Which is R 421 060 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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