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Blue Head, 1993-98

Dry point with hand coloring on wove paper
40 1/4 × 31 in
102.2 × 78.7 cm
Edition 6/35
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Condition Report: No visible condition issues. Print conditioned in frame. Hinged, matted and …

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Condition Report: No visible condition issues. Print conditioned in frame. Hinged, matted and framed.

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Other
Signature
Signed lower right and numbered lower left in pencil
Publisher
Published by David Krut Fine Art, Johannesburg
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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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Condition Report: No visible condition issues. Print conditioned in frame. Hinged, matted and …

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Condition Report: No visible condition issues. Print conditioned in frame. Hinged, matted and framed.

Medium
Other
Signature
Signed lower right and numbered lower left in pencil
Publisher
Published by David Krut Fine Art, Johannesburg
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
Follow

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.

Blue Head, 1993-98

Dry point with hand coloring on wove paper
40 1/4 × 31 in
102.2 × 78.7 cm
Edition 6/35
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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