The Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae is a comprehensive catalogue raisonné and census of the sculptures of the important South African artists/sculptors Sydney Kumalo (1935–1988) and Ezrom Legae (1938–1999).
This is the first publication of its kind on these world-class artists who exhibited broadly in South Africa, England, Italy and the United States during the 1960s–1990s. As such, it will be an invaluable reference for art historians, academics, and collectors.
The authors Gavin Watkins and Charles Skinner have spent 25 years researching, compiling and writing the catalogue raisonné. They have had extensive input from the Kumalo and Legae families, from the artists’ Johannesburg gallerists Egon Guenther and Linda Goodman (Givon) (Goodman Gallery), as well as from the Grosvenor Gallery (London). The artists’ teachers and mentors, Cecil Skotnes and Edoardo Villa, also made significant contributions.
The Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae –
A Catalogue Raisonné will be published by Strauss & Co in June 2023, on a not-for-profit basis.
HARDCASE BOOK WITH SLIPCASE
LARGE FORMAT (320 X 280 MM), 656 PAGES
OVER 1100 ARCHIVAL AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS
EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES
A major retrospective exhibition of the sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae will accompany the launch of the catalogue raisonné. This exhibition will be hosted by Strauss & Co at their offices in Johannesburg.
BOOK LAUNCH AND MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION
Book Launch: Thursday, 22 June 2023
Exhibition ends 28 July 2023
Strauss & Co, 89 Central Street,
15–28 February 2023
Strauss & Co, Brickfield Canvas,
35 Brickfield Road Woodstock, Cape Town