Live Virtual Auction, 9 November 2021

Sold for

ZAR 19 933
Lot 302
  • Ben Macala; Beggar
  • Ben Macala; Beggar
  • Ben Macala; Beggar
  • Ben Macala; Beggar
  • Ben Macala; Beggar

Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 19 933

About this Item

Ben Macala
South African 1938-1997
bronze with a green patina
height: 30cm; width: 13cm; depth: 16cm


Benjamin Mzimkulu (Ben) Macala was born in Bloemfontein. As a young boy he tended cattle on a farm in the Free State and drew on rocks with stones. He studied for a few months under Cecil Skotnes at the Jubilee Art Centre in 1964. He was also guided by Ephraim Ngatane in the mid 1960s, and was a pupil of Bill Ainslie for a short time. He held thirteen exhibitions from 1967 to 1985 in South Africa, Europe and the USA. Macala was also a practicing sangoma (traditional healer). His works are held in several public collections such as the South African National Museum and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum.

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