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William Kentridge (né en 1955)
William Kentridge (né en 1955)
William Kentridge (né en 1955)
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William Kentridge (né en 1955)

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William Kentridge (né en 1955)
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signé des initiales, numéroté et avec le cachet du fondeur ‘WJK 7/7 B6’ (sur un côté)
bronze à patine foncée
51 x 108 x 15 cm.
Réalisée en 1999, cette œuvre porte le numéro sept d’une édition de sept exemplaires.

signed with the initials, numbered and with the foundry stamp ‘WJK 7/7 B6’ (on a side)
bronze with dark patina
20 1/8 x 42 ½ x 5 7/8 in.
Executed in 1999, this work is number seven from an edition of seven.
Provenance
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Acquis auprès de celle-ci par le propriétaire actuel
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“In a way, there has to be a meeting of a formal language or material – knowing that it has to be ink and paper, or charcoal, or torn paper, or sculpture – with some thematic element of the project which is interesting. So that has to do with instability and desire, with the pictures shattering and reconvening – all of which is both in the music and the story. Out of the form has to come the meaning and the interpretation, not the other way around.” Emma Crichton-Miller interviez with the artist for Apollo Magazine, 2015

Internationally acclaimed South African multimedia artist, William Kentridge’s practice aptly navigates between charcoal drawing, printmaking, performance, sculpture and painting. If drawing is the source of inspiration for much of his work, his engagement with sculpture often informs his stage and screen work, as an artist well versed in animation and opera production. His haunting black and white imagery is known to narrate socio political traumas often related to the apartheid. Cat (1999) is a sculpture exemplary of the artist’s visual alphabet, which takes one of his animated characters into the third dimension. Kentridge’s work as a sculptor was recently celebrated at the Norval foundation in the course of an exhibition entitled Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, which closed in July 2020.

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