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William Kentridge, ‘Casspirs Full of Love’, 2000, Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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Casspirs Full of Love, 2000

Drypoint and engraving, with roulette
65 7/10 × 37 in
167 × 94 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
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London, Hertfordshire
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Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
London, Hertfordshire

This monumental drypoint refers, through its title, to a message sent from mother to son in a …

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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.

William Kentridge, ‘Casspirs Full of Love’, 2000, Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
London, Hertfordshire

This monumental drypoint refers, through its title, to a message sent from mother to son in a popular radio program for South African troops: "This message comes from your mother, with Casspirs full of love." Casspirs are armored personnel carriers; their name is an anagram of the abbreviations CSIR (Council …

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Print
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Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Included
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.

Casspirs Full of Love, 2000

Drypoint and engraving, with roulette
65 7/10 × 37 in
167 × 94 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
London, Hertfordshire
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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