William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press
William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press
William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press
William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press
William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press
William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press
William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press
William Kentridge, ‘The Lulu Plays by Frank Wedekind’, 2015, Arion Press

One of Arion’s most ambitious artist books, this limited edition contains 67 drawings by William Kentridge bound into the book. The text is the original telling of the Lulu story by playwright Frank Wedekind, which inspired the silent cinema classic Pandora’s Box and the Alban Berg opera Lulu. Further information may be viewed here: http://arionpress.com/catalog/104.htm
Another four larger images, linoleum block prints, are available separately in a portfolio.

Signature: Book signed by the artist

About William Kentridge

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.

South African, b. 1955, Johannesburg, South Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa