Benjamin Mzimkulu Macala Faces Artwork Large!! Genuine SA Artwork!! in Kempton Park, Gauteng for sale

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Address:  Kempton Park Gauteng

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Benjamin Mzimkulu Macala Faces Artwork Large!! Genuine SA Artwork Internationally Renowned!!
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL BEN MACALA ARTWORK AND IN GOOD CONDITION
Valued At R3900 Many Years Ago (As Per Certificate Seen In Photos).
Worth Much More Today!
The artwork seems to be clamped by portrait quite slightly and as a result has very slight, barely noticeable riffles along the side.
Has been protected with glass almost all these years.
Glass has however been removed from frame as result of scratches on glass and new glass or new glass and frame would be most optimal suggestion for this piece of art.
Other than that this piece of art is extremely good value for money
Measurement without frame (rough but rather accurate indication)
430 mm width
620 mm length
Measurement with frame (rough but rather accurate indication)
670 mm width
860 mm length
This truly is a steal for this price.
Clearly signed by artists as can be seen from images
About Ben
1938 - 1997 Benjamin Mzimkulu Macala spent part of his youth in the countryside and later grew up as a member of an urbanized Black community in Gauteng. He started his art career in 1965 and although largely self-taught, he from time to time worked with fellow artist, Ephraim Ngatane. He also attended classes under Cecil Skotnes and Bill Ainslie at the Jubilee Art Centre in Johannesburg in 1967. Although Macala started off as a sculptor he also became very well known for his pictorial work. In his sculpture as well as in his paintings and drawings he is especially fond of creating heads, most often female heads as well as mother-and-child studies. He worked in crayons and mixed media. Some of his earlier faces were Madonna-like, with serene qualities. These later became popularized and stylized and he began presenting these faces in group compositions. His latter works before his death tend to be more refined and also decorative, compared to many of his earlier works. He was one of the first commercial black artists whos work was seen all over the country, even in the days of Apartheid. Represented: Many private collections in South Africa and abroad. South African National Gallery, Cape Town, King George IV Gallery, Port Elizabeth, University of Fort Hare, University of the Witwatersrand, University of South Africa as well as other University collections
Exhibitions
Macala was included in the African Painters and Sculptors from Johannesburg Exhibition at the Piccadilly Gallery in London in 1965.
1967 - Fist solo-exhibition in Johannesburg
1968 - Artists of Fame and Promise Exhibition
1981 - Black Art Today Exhibition
1987 - African Images Exhibition
1988 - Neglected Tradition Exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery
He has participated in several South African group exhibitions and abroad in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A.
Artwork ranges around R10 000
Shipping can be arranged at additional cost. Please do check out some of the other ads on offer as combined shipping might make sale even more worth while.
Price negotiable if interested in more than one of the products on offer :).
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