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 460 exciting sculptures by Lucas T. SITHOLE out of some 800 recorded works by linking to the following sites or pages:

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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 21st July, 2014

THIS SECTION WILL BE OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO MUSEUMS SHOULD THEY WISH TO INCLUDE A WORK FOR EXHIBITION PURPOSES - terms to be agreed directly with owners around the world (there are over 70 recorded works in the USA, over 40 in the United Kingdom, over 25 in Switzerland, 20 in Germany, over 10 in Australia, 3 in Denmark, 2 in Israel, as well as in Austria, Canada, Japan, France, Greece, Spain, Colombia, New Zealand etc.).


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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Major works

in Private, Corporate or Public Collections throughout the world - illustrated and listed in the draft manuscript "Lucas Sithole 1931-1994" (Highlights 1966-1993), due for publication end of 2014, updated to 13th July, 2014

LS7702 + LS7703

   
Other important works

in various collections, in date order, as well as sculptures from third parties and recent public auction sales in South Africa, the U.S.A. and the U.K., updated to 14th November, 2009

LS8913 - Bison, 1989 - 68x74x26 cm

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

LS8109

 

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

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 end November, 2007.
 
Lucas Sithole - Interviews, Films and TV documentaries - a presentation, including YouTube 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 - ISBN 0-620-03982-5
 
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 September, 2014

 
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 - search this link - or go directly to:

 

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 a personal channel - MOST EXCITING in many respects - see for yourself!

 


 

I hope you will enjoy these works!

Fernand F. Haenggi

Basel, anno 2001/2014

 

This site is best viewed with MS Internet Explorer 11!

Last updated per 22nd October, 2014

 


 

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mini Master Registry

major sculptures

other important works


 

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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FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS


 

Stephan Welz & Co Auctioneers

Cape Town

28th October, 2014

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Stephan Welz & Co Auctioneers

Johannesburg

next auction:

 18th November, 2014

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Strauss & Co Auctioneers

Cape Town

next auction:

26th February, 2015

16th March, 2015

 

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Strauss & Co Auctioneers

Johannesburg

next auction:

1st June, 2015

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Strauss Online

next auction:

7th to 20th April, 2015

 


 

Bonham's New Bond Street and Knightsbridge London

New Bond Street

The South African Sale

2015

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New Bond Street - "Africa Now"

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Bonham's at 580 Madison Avenue

New York

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Other Auctioneers

Bernardi's Pretoria

3rd November, 2014

 

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Russell Kaplan JHB

25th October, 2014

 

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