“When we first pulled the proof of the plate that became ‘Parsifal III’, I was blown away by its openness and poetic quality. I liked the way that the word floated in counterpoint to the suggestion of the horse and rider. The energetic vertical scribbling (a sort of shorthand for the figure) opened something up in …

Medium
Condition
Perfect
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil
Series
Parsifal Series
Publisher
David Krut Workshop

Deborah Bell is one of South Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artists. She works in a range of media on canvas and paper, produces dry point etchings and large-scale bronzes. Her earlier more political work has given way to broader, deeper investigations. In recent years she has developed an immediately recognizable visual language, her images simple, stark, symbolic – grounded, silent, still, poised.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Lasting InfluencesGoodman Gallery
2020
PINKEverard Read
2017
Uncovering Ancient Memory – 15 Years of Etching by Deborah BellDavid Krut Projects
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Parsifal III, 2014

Drypoint, spitbite and sugarlift aquatint
47 2/5 × 36 in
120.5 × 91.5 cm
Edition of 20
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$1,000 - 2,500
Location
Johannesburg, New York
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“When we first pulled the proof of the plate that became ‘Parsifal III’, I was blown away by its …

Medium
Condition
Perfect
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil
Series
Parsifal Series
Publisher
David Krut Workshop

Deborah Bell is one of South Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artists. She works in a range of media on canvas and paper, produces dry point etchings and large-scale bronzes. Her earlier more political work has given way to broader, deeper investigations. In recent years she has developed an immediately recognizable visual language, her images simple, stark, symbolic – grounded, silent, still, poised.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Deborah Bell 'Invocations to the Plate'
Other works by Deborah Bell
Other works from David Krut Projects