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In support of the historical archive on this major South African sculptor who lived from 1931-1994, we shall from time to time include on this page any new data or images, including notices about works on auction since 1st June, 2017, as long as we are able to.



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LS6005 - Addendum - this work was included by the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, on their Facebook page as from 11th May, 2016


LS6504 on auction at Aspire Johannesburg – 17th July, 2017 – Lot 149

Illustrated in their online catalogue on p.183 -

Illustrated in their auction cat. AAA Winter 2017 on p. 183 as Lot 149

Realized ZAR 280'000 / CHF20'800 on auction


LS6710 - Addendum to bibliography - work illustrated in previously unrecorded brochure, on auction at Aspire's "Timed Auctions" Cape Town/Johannesburg - 15th May, 2018 - Lot 95


LS6717 - Addendum to "Paintings and drawings" - no image recorded previously


LS6725 - Addendum - on auction at Stephan Welz & Co., Cape Town, 10th/11th October, 2017 - Lot 365 (est. ZAR8'000-12'000) - not sold

LS6725 - Addendum - on auction at Ashbey's Cape Town - 15th March, 2018 - Lot 293 (est. ZAR3'000-4'000) - not sold


LS6726 - Addendum - this work is now in the Collection of the SABC Johannesburg

(© SABC + The Haenggi Foundation Inc.)


LS6733 - Addendum to Master Registry - painting not listed previously


LS6804 - Addendum - cast 1/3 auctioned by De Baecque, Lyon, France ("Regard sur le XXème siècle #16 - Lot 456) on 18th November, 2017 - sold for €20'000


LS6908 - Addendum - this work is also illustrated in "The Arts in South Africa" Part II., published by Judith Mason in "The Christian Science Monitor" (undated)


LS6911 - Addendum to Master Registry - no image recorded before 2017 - on auction at Bonham's London - The South African Sale 24615 - 21st March, 2018 - Lot 59 - illustrated in auction catalogue p. 68 - estimate €3'400-€5'600 / CHF3'900-CHF6'500 - not sold


LS7003 - Addendum: a bronze cast with patina was auctioned and sold by Old Johannesburg Warehouse Auctioneers, Johannesburg, on 27th January, 2018 – Lot A110 – edition number as yet unidentified – est. ZAR200’000-300’000 (CHF15’830-23500);

the same cast was put on auction with Aspire Johannesburg on 17th June, 2018, as Lot 39 - est. ZAR400'000-600'000 (CHF32'000-48'000) (not sold), illustrated in their online catalogue on pp 64/65 and close-up on p147


LS7326 - Addendum: sculpture not previously illustrated on web


LS7423 - Addendum: illustrated in Strauss & Co., Cape Town, auction catalogue 5th March, 2018 on p333 Lot 600 - no image recorded previously (realized ZAR85'260 / CHF6'800)


LS7459 - Addendum: work on auction at Old Johannesburg Warehouse Auctioneers, Johannesburg - 31st July, 2018 - Lot130


LS7505 - Addendum: sculpture not previously illustrated on web


LS7562 - Addendum: on auction at Sotheby's, London - "Modern & Contemporary African Art" - 16th October, 2018 - Lot n/a


1977 - Addendum: Polaroid exhibition view of 5 works shown in September - LS7701, LS7702, LS7703, LS7601, LS7607


LS7820 - Addendum: illustrated in Stephan Welz & Co., Johannesburg, auction catalogue 25th/26th July, 2017 (Juliet) on p15


LS7917 + Bibliography - Addendum – illustrated in “50 Years – 500 Works: The Kilbourn Collection of South African Art” p208 cat 269 –

ISBN 978-0-620-51358-6


LS8008 - Addendum - on auction at Bonhams London "The South African Sale" - 12th September, 2018 - Lot 26 -

estimate £10'000-£15'000 / CHF13'000-CHF19'500)


LS8016 - Addendum - this work is now in the Collection of the SABC Johannesburg - wrongly referenced

(© SABC + The Haenggi Foundation Inc.)


LS8111 - Addendum - the whereabouts of this work not previously recorded is unknown


LS8201 + Bibliography - Addendum: "Contemporary South African Art" - "Department of National Education Permanent Art Collection" (Dept. of National Education, Pretoria) (1993) (Friendship Publ.), ill. p. 25


LS8203 - Addendum: on auction at Strauss & Co., Johannesburg - 4th June, 2018 - Lot 291 (realized ZAR318'640 incl. /CHF25'000 incl.) - (wrongly titled!) - illustrated in Strauss & Co. auction catalogue ("Important South African and International Art") - 4th June, 2018 (Lot 291, p. 259)



LS8209 + Bibliography - Addendum: “A labour of Love” Kunst aus Südafrika – Die 80er jetzt” (Mutumba/Ngcobo) (Weltkulturen Museum) (Kerber Verlag) 2016 p. 25 - ISBN: 978-3-7356-0140-7


LS8501 - Addendum: illustrated in Strauss & Co., Cape Town, auction catalogue 5th March, 2018 on p333 Lot 599

(realized ZAR113'680 / CHF9'070)


LS8507 - Addendum - not previously illustrated on web


LS8513 - Addendum: included in "A collection of Masterpieces from the De Beers Centenary Art Gallery, Fort Hare University, Alice" at Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London, RSA, opening on 24th May, 2018 - cat. 29


LS8713 - Addendum: Illustrated in “Abstraction: South African Art from the 50s to the 70s” - “Welgemeend Cape Town, p. 67 exhibition catalogue published by Strauss & Co., Cape Town (August Art Month 2017) (Kilbourn Collection)


LS8713 + Bibliography - Addendum: "50 Years - 500 Works: The Kilbourn Collection of South African Art" p.208, cat.268 - ISBN 978-0-620-51358-6


LS8914+LS8915 - Addendum: illustrated in 2017 by Oliewenhuis Art Museum on their Facebook page together with Lucky Sibiya's Umabatha portfolio


Query "C" - Addendum: broken link to image from original Lucas SITHOLE webpage - see the work on this link! This sculpture was reported to the Art Loss Register UK by the last owner in London as stolen.



One rare new SITHOLE book - ISBN 978-3-033-04655-9 - on auction at Straussonline Johannesburg 8th to 18th September, 2017 - Lot 590


Bookpublication - Addendum: This publication was also reviewed on Facebook’s site - Rapport Veilings / Auctions - on 22nd November, 2016





Transitional Period works – Addendum - Two genuine pre-1960 items were offered by Stephan Welz & Co., Johannesburg, on their March, 2018 auction as Lot 448+449 but remained unsold 


Wrongly attributed - ADDENDUM - a Shona stone sculpture signed "T. Sithole" was wrongly attributed to Lucas T Sithole by DGW Auctioneers, Sunnyvale CA, via Barnebys in March, 2018 - entry subsequently amended by auctioneers following our complaint!


Addendum to Fakes - F07




Lucas SITHOLE at home




Lucas SITHOLE photo album - Pongola 1993 - click on this link to view photos of the artist's home near Pongola


Photos of Lucas SITHOLE at his home at Spekboom - 1st August, 1993 - see the last public images of the artist on this link!

































































Unfinished Works from the Estate - ADDENDUM - illustrations to listing by Dr Elza Miles in 1994


Unfinished Works from the Estate - ADDENDUM - exhibited at Pretoria Art Museum in 1995






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This page was last updated on 1st August, 2018