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Drawing for Felix in Exile (Nandi's Cry), 1993

Charcoal and pastel on paper
42 1/2 × 53 1/2 in
108 × 136 cm
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Phillips

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Covering a wide breadth of genres – animation, drawing, collage, performance – …

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From the Catalogue:
Covering a wide breadth of genres – animation, drawing, collage, performance – William Kentridge’s creations come close to what German opera-composer Richard Wagner named the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’: the synthesis of various or all art forms. Known for his complex drawing method consisting of laying bare …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed and dated 'KENTRIDGE '93' lower left
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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Phillips

From the Catalogue:
Covering a wide breadth of genres – animation, drawing, collage, performance – …

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From the Catalogue:
Covering a wide breadth of genres – animation, drawing, collage, performance – William Kentridge’s creations come close to what German opera-composer Richard Wagner named the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’: the synthesis of various or all art forms. Known for his complex drawing method consisting of laying bare …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated 'KENTRIDGE '93' lower left
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.

Drawing for Felix in Exile (Nandi's Cry), 1993

Charcoal and pastel on paper
42 1/2 × 53 1/2 in
108 × 136 cm
Bidding closed
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