William Kentridge, ‘Art in a State of Grace; Art in a State of Hope (100 Years of Easy Living); Art in a State of Siege (Tatlin in Berea), three’, 1988, Strauss & Co
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Art in a State of Grace; Art in a State of Hope (100 Years of Easy Living); Art in a State of Siege (Tatlin in Berea), three, 1988

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each: 165 x 99.5 cm

This silkscreen triptych originated out of a clandestine poster project in …

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Each signed, dated '88 and numbered 9/13 in pencil in the margin
William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
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In his drawings and animations, William Kentridge articulates the concerns of post-Apartheid South Africa with unparalleled nuance and lyricism. In the inventive process by which he created his best-known works, Kentridge draws and erases with charcoal, recording his compositions at each state. He then displays a video projection of the looped images alongside their highly worked and re-worked source drawings. In this way, his process and aesthetic concerns are inextricably linked with the narrative power of his work, as in his “Nine Drawings for Projection” series (1989-2003), which depicts two fictional white South Africans navigating the ambiguities of contemporary South Africa. With his highly personal and often quiet works in seeming tension with the brutality of his content, Kentridge expresses a profound ambivalence about his native country.

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each: 165 x 99.5 cm

This silkscreen triptych originated out of a clandestine poster project in 1986 that, although unrealised, was intended to coincide with celebrations marking the centenary of Johannesburg.1 Kentridge was asked to join a group of people working against the centenary, this at a time of widespread …

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Each signed, dated '88 and numbered 9/13 in pencil in the margin
William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
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In his drawings and animations, William Kentridge articulates the concerns of post-Apartheid South Africa with unparalleled nuance and lyricism. In the inventive process by which he created his best-known works, Kentridge draws and erases with charcoal, recording his compositions at each state. He then displays a video projection of the looped images alongside their highly worked and re-worked source drawings. In this way, his process and aesthetic concerns are inextricably linked with the narrative power of his work, as in his “Nine Drawings for Projection” series (1989-2003), which depicts two fictional white South Africans navigating the ambiguities of contemporary South Africa. With his highly personal and often quiet works in seeming tension with the brutality of his content, Kentridge expresses a profound ambivalence about his native country.

Art in a State of Grace; Art in a State of Hope (100 Years of Easy Living); Art in a State of Siege (Tatlin in Berea), three, 1988

Screenprint on brown paper
This is part of a limited edition set.
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