Homage to

Lucas SITHOLE

1931 - 1994

This site is presented by The Haenggi Foundation Inc., Johannesburg / Basel, to honour the late Lucas SITHOLE, one of South Africa's internationally best known sculptors.

 


 

Background History

Lucas SITHOLE is best known for his sculptures in mainly indigenous woods, as well as for his sculptures in bronze, stone and other media.

During my art activities in South Africa between 1961 and 1994, and later on in Switzerland, I had the privilege to present and promote internationally the works by this great son of Africa.

 


 

His oeuvre

You can view more than 480 exciting sculptures by Lucas T. SITHOLE out of some 800 recorded works by linking to the following sites or pages.

 


 

A mini-Master Registry

of many recorded works has been put up on this site, depending on suitable images being available, listed according to the following categories: the beginnings,  animals and birds, elongated and other figures, heads, mother and child subjects, mythological beings, paintings and drawings, other media including panels and murals, unidentified or misnamed works and queries, without disclosure of private ownership.

Similarly, a selection of stories relating to his sculptures or explanations which Lucas gave in his inimitable way, has been added onto the appropriate pages - Master Registry updated to 4th August, 2016.

THIS SECTION WILL BE OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO MUSEUMS!

 


 

Present and intending owners and auctioneers will find it easier to identify their works in case of loss or similar - a free service! If you wish your work to be included at no charge and anonymously, kindly send us your images in jpg format with appropriate details!

 


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100 major sculptures

in Private, Corporate or Public Collections throughout the world - illustrated and listed in the monograph "Lucas Sithole 1931-1994 - Highlights 1966-1993" - ISBN 978-3-033-04655-9 - available in Europe from publishers and occasionally in South Africa on enquiry.

"Lucas SITHOLE Highlights 1966-1993" monograph 2014 - 100 selected sculptures - ISBN 978-3-033-04655-9

 

 

Synopsis

Comments

Other works

A selection from various collections in the U.S.A. the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland, as a 8th April, 2016.

 

   
Sculptures in the PELMAMA Permanent Art Collection, variously on public view in Bloemfontein since 9th July, 2007

 

 

Biographical Notes + References and Links are also included, updated to 10th July, 2014

List of Selected Solo and Group Shows - updated to 16th September, 2015

Legends relating to the works have been included on the individual websites, where available.

 

   
Lucas Sithole through the eyes of his critics - a selection from the press, updated to 3rd August, 2016
 

Bibliography - a Selection - updated to 8th April, 2016

 

Lucas Sithole - Interviews, Films and TV documentaries - a presentation, including You Tube uploads on two channels, updated to 4th June, 2012.

 
 

Lucas Sithole Memorial Exhibition in Switzerland in 1995 - two views + link to You Tube video

 
 
Lucas Sithole - His family - his social commitment and political concern - last updated 13th March, 2013
 
Lucas Sithole - a selection of his letters - updated on 18th October, 2014
 
Lucas Sithole - Portraits over the years - updated to end of September, 2009
 
Lucas Sithole - My Life - an extract from his personal diary
 
 
Unfinished works from the Estate - what happed to them? Updated to 26th September, 2014

 


 

Publications on Lucas Sithole

Exhibition catalogue 1979 - ISBN 0-620-03982-5     

Monograph 2014 "Highlights 1966-1993" - 100 selected sculptures - ISBN 978-3-033-04655-9

including list of public libraries holding a copy, plus selected book reviews and comments received, updated to 6th March, 2016

 

 
 

Exhibition Posters - a selection - uploaded October, 2011

 
Missing Images and Data RecordLucas SITHOLE wondering where all the images of his works are

 

 

 

 

 

updated to 19th July, 2016

 
Copyright on all works by Lucas Sithole
 
All bronze casts, authorised and unauthorised - updated to 28th August, 2012
 
 

 

The transitional period - a brief illustrated record of the pre-gallery period, updated to 7th March, 2014 (C03)
 
Transition - a borderline case and references - updated to 7th March, 2014
 
Doubtful works, Curios and Fakes on the market - updated to 9th February, 2014 (F06)
 
 
 

Link to Sotheby's and Bonham's and other auction results - updated to 12th June, 2012 - this section will not be kept up-to-date any longer, but results will be shown on the appropriate web pages!

 

Highlights of recent auction results - updated to 10th November, 2011

 

Comparative reference table - for easy identification of HP, LS and LD numbers (PDF), uploaded 11th April, 2012

 

Comments about the rarity of works by Lucas SITHOLE affecting prices, uploaded 15th May, 2012

 


 

Lucas SITHOLE uploads to Youtube

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEgoC9pVxVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkzV4yjwH-k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR4LllSICPw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m0odVkfYoI

http://youtu.be/F8D3i213sxI

 

See also the latest upload on my personal Youtube channel - MOST EXCITING in many respects - see for yourself!

 

 

I hope you will enjoy these works!

Fernand F. Haenggi

Basel, anno 2001/2016

 

 

Last updated per 23rd August, 2016

 

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mini Master Registry

 


 

The Hon. Secretary,

The Haenggi Foundation Inc. (Swiss Office)

Postfach 1539, CH-4001 BASEL / Switzerland

Tel.: +41 (0)61 321 01 90

or mail "pelmama.thf at gmail.com" or "info at pelmama.org"

 


 

Additional educational websites on South African art, including Lucas SITHOLE

 

http://www.pelmama.org/

http://www.art-archives-southafrica.ch/

http://www.za-ch-art-kunst.ch/

http://www.youtube.com/user/PELMAMA/videos

 


  

 

 

 

 

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Advance

Notice!

SITHOLE

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FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS


 

Strauss & Co Auctioneers

Lucas SITHOLE LS8211 illustrated on backcover of Strauss & Co., Johannesburg - 9th November, 2015, catalogue

 

Cape Town

next auction:

10th October, 2016

 

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Strauss & Co Auctioneers

Johannesburg

next auction:

14th November, 2016

 

Contact auctioneers for  further details!

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Strauss Online

next auction:

16th - 26th September 2016

One new SITHOLE book

 


 

Bonham's New Bond Street and Knightsbridge London

 

New Bond Street

"The South African Sale" 23399

next auction:

14th September, 2016

LS8006

LS7813

Contact auctioneer for details!

 

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New Bond Street

 "Africa Now": Contemporary Africa

6th October, 2016

Contact auctioneer for details!

 

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Bonham's at 580 Madison Avenue

New York

Contact auctioneers to submit works from the USA

 

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Sotheby's

New Bond Street London

Modern African Art

2017

Contact auctioneers for details

 


 

Other Auctioneers

Stephan Welz & Co.,

Cape Town

18th + 19th October, 2016

 

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Aspire Art Auctions

Johannesburg

31st October, 2016

 

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Bernardi Auctioneers, Pretoria

September, 2016

 

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Russell Kaplan Johannesburg

10th September, 2016

 

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click here for results of past auctions anywhere

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Note:

The Haenggi Foundation Inc. provides this column as a free service to interested collectors and museums and gets no benefit whatsoever from it.