Evening Sale

Live Virtual Auction, 28 May 2024

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 293 125
Lot 122
  • Sydney Kumalo; Two Bulls (SK86)
  • Sydney Kumalo; Two Bulls (SK86)
  • Sydney Kumalo; Two Bulls (SK86)
  • Sydney Kumalo; Two Bulls (SK86)
  • Sydney Kumalo; Two Bulls (SK86)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 250 000 - 350 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 293 125
Location
Johannesburg

About this Item

South African 1935-1988
Two Bulls (SK86)

signed

bronze with a dark brown patina
height: 121cm; width: 42cm; depth: 88cm

Notes

Two Bulls, one of the artist’s most imposing and important sculptures, was conceived in 1970. A very small edition of five bronzes was planned by Egon Guenther, Kumalo’s gallerist and mentor at the time. Guenther cast the first two from the edition in 1971 and 1972, while the Goodman Gallery completed the edition between 1972 and 1975. As the original plaster or mould for Two Bulls was damaged in or near 1984, the present lot, an unnumbered casting, would presumably have been made sometime between 1975 and 1984 by Renzo Vignali.

With thanks to Gavin Watkins and Charles Skinner for assistance with cataloguing this lot.

Literature

Gavin Watkins and Charles Skinner (2023) The Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae: A Catalogue Raisonné, Johannesburg: Strauss & Co., another cast from the edition illustrated in black and white on pages 49, 65 and 324 and in colour on pages 322, 323, 325 and 625.

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