"Just a few drops", 1979 - Msimbiti wood - 185x038x049 cm
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
Gallery 21, Johannesburg
SITHOLE Retrospective Exhibitions held at
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg + Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria 1979
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria - "In 3 dimensions" - 10th July - 14th August, 1991
Lucas SITHOLE 1958-1979 - ISBN 0 620 03982 5 - p. 219
Beeld, Johannesburg - 20.8.1979, ill.
Three Centuries of South African Art (Fransen) (Donker) 1982, p. 358, ill.
"Bulletin" Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria - Vol. 18 No. 4 October 1984, ill.
Art in Outline (M Huntley) (Oxford University Press), 1992, p.10, ill.
Vaderland, Johannesburg - 23.8.1979, commented
Beeld, Johannesburg - 29.8.1979, commented
African Arts Magazine, UCLA, Los Angeles CA, August 1980 review, commented
"Bulletin" Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria - Vol. 18 No. 4 October 1984, pp.35-6, ill. p.40
"Africa Insight" Vol. 14 No 3 1984, text and ill. p. 218
The work as described by the Pretoria Art Museum:
"The grotesque figure of a seated pelican is thin and elongated with the heavy beak pointed upwards. Like other sculptors he often seeks a suggestion of form in the branch or stump of wood that he wants to use. He uses his phantasy and imagination to, as it were, release the form in his found material. This piece is smooth and shiny with a polished surface, whereas many of Sithole's other works have a finely etched textural surface."
This sculpture is recorded and illustrated in the monograph published in 2015
“Lucas SITHOLE 1931 – 1994: Highlights 1966-1993” – ISBN 978-3-033-04655-9 – on pp. 86/87
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