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Lucky Sibiya; Abstract Figures
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Lot 633

South African 1942-1999
Abstract Figures
signed 
carved, incised and painted wood panel
91 by 106.5cm excluding frame

Sold for R 125 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 142 250

Estimate R 80 000 - 100 000


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At a young age Sibiya met Bill Ainslie, who in turn introduced him to Cecil Skotnes. Skotnes accepted Sibiya as a private pupil, and it was Skotnes who introduced him to the incised and painted wood panel as medium1. EJ de Jager writes: “In these panels Sibiya has technically mastered his medium very successfully. The panels are cut in shallow relief and embellished with paint, and are presented as finished objects themselves.”2

  1. Johans Borman (ed.) (2016) Masterpiece, Cape Town: Johans Borman Fine Art. Page 54.
  2. EJ de Jager (1992) Images of Man: Contemporary South African Black Art and Artists, Alice: Fort Harare University Press. Pages 156-158.


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