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Zeno Writing (Ponytail), 2002

Photogravure etching and drypoint on wove paper
8 1/4 × 10 3/4 in
21 × 27.3 cm
Edition 21/40
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
HA
Heritage Auctions
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin, with the blindstamp of the printer
Publisher
David Krut, New York Printed by Galamander Press, New York
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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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About the work
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Heritage Auctions
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin, with the blindstamp of the printer
Publisher
David Krut, New York Printed by Galamander Press, New York
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.

Zeno Writing (Ponytail), 2002

Photogravure etching and drypoint on wove paper
8 1/4 × 10 3/4 in
21 × 27.3 cm
Edition 21/40
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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