The two worlds signed and dated 'G Sekoto 69' (lower right) oil on canvas 60 x 81cm (23 5/8 x 31 7/8in).
In the present lot Sekoto compares his memories of Africa with his experience in Paris; the contrast is further emphasised by his use of warm and cool tones. A similar concept is seen in Country: Township: City, 1964 (illustrated in Lindop, 1988, p.239):
"I called it the two worlds. I was not being nostalgic but was trying to put one foot on Africa and the other into the street I was living in, Rue des Grands Augustins, still not dividing myself - just remaining as one." (the artist, as quoted in Lindop, p.238)
The Paris scene on the right compares closely with Woman in the street, Paris (illustrated in Lindop, 1988, p.270).
BIBLIOGRAPHY: B. Lindop, Gerard Sekoto, (Randburg, 1988)