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Lot 259

South African 1931-1994
Winter II ( LS7503)
signed on the base
carved Rhodesian teak on liquid steel base
height: 102cm

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Sithole’s representations of human forms as simplified yet graceful elongated figures, were carved from a single piece of wood and mounted on a modest base (usually wood, stone or liquid steel). These figures reflect Sithole’s remarkable ability to depict human emotion and social realism through his carving, allowing the wood to reveal an emotional form. Only a handful of these elongated figures were carved with separate legs. In most, the legs are fused or at most a small parting can be seen close to the base. Perhaps often the wood did not allow for it, but presumably too Sithole could carve a more stable and taller figure by retaining the legs as a unified piece. Winter II, with its distinctly separate long legs, as well as the double head, makes this figure unusual in his oeuvre.1

1. http://sithole.com/SITHOLE-LS7503.htm


Gallery 21, Johannesburg.

Die Kunskamer, Cape Town.

Private collection, Johannesburg.

 


Gallery 21, Johannesburg, 1975, cat. no. ZAR1300.

Sithole Retrospective Exhibition, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, 1979.

Sithole Retrospective Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, 1979.

Gallery 21, Johannesburg, 1987.

 

 



Estimate: R 250 000 - 350 000 

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