"The wounded leopard" ("Wounded leopard"), 1963 - Ironwood and liquid steel - 031x048x045 cm
Priv. Collection, Johannesburg
Adler Fielding Galleries, Johannesburg
Adler Fielding Galleries, Johannesburg - 1966
SITHOLE Retrospective Exhibitions held at
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg + Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria 1979
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg ("Images of Wood"), 1989
Strauss & Co., Johannesburg - 11th November 2013 - Lot 234 - realised ZAR477'456 incl. comm (CHF 42'150)
Lucas SITHOLE 1958-1979 - ISBN 0 620 03982 5 - p. 31
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg ("Images of Wood") - 1989 cat. p. 165, ill.
"Visual Century: South African Art in Context" (Lize van Robbroeck) Volume 2 1945-1976 (Johannesburg: Wits University Press) (2011), ill. and mentioned on pp. 154+155
Strauss & Co., Johannesburg - 11th November 2013 - cat. p.172/3, Lot 234, ill.
"Review 2013" - Strauss & Co., Johannesburg - cat. p. 58, ill. p. 59
The Star, Johannesburg - 15th April, 1966, commented ("the leopard whirling round in snarling fury")
The Star, Johannesburg - 20.8.1979, commented
Transvaler, Johannesburg - 21.8.1979, commented
Vaderland, Johannesburg - 23.8.1979, commented
It appears that the Adler Fielding Galleries made two series of bronze casts - both signed plus some unsigned casts of the one edition!.
Series I. - rough texture
4 bronze casts made by the Adler Fielding Galleries, bearing the artist's signature at the bottom of the belly:
LS6301.2 - Private coll., Los Angeles CA
Signed cast 2/4 was acquired by first owner from the Adler Fielding Galleries on 20.2.1967 and temporarily loaned to the Durban Art Gallery, Durban as from July, 1967. The owner by descent holds documentation from the AFG relating to it.
Series II. - smooth surface
An unknown number of casts of Series II were made by the Adler Fielding Galleries, bearing the artist's signature at the bottom of the belly:
VARIATION on Series II. - smooth surface
An UNSIGNED unnumbered cast of Series II. was on auction at Bonham's New Bond Street London on 14th October, 2009 - Lot 112 and being unsold was offered again unsuccessfully at Bonham's Knightsbridge on 23rd March, 2010 - Lot 36, at a much reduced estimate.
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