Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction

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ZAR 364 160
Lot 80
  • William Kentridge; 16 Domestic Scenes

Lot Estimate
ZAR 200 000 - 300 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 364 160

About this Item

South African 1955-
16 Domestic Scenes

signed, dated '80 and numbered AP1/1 in pencil in the margin


etching with soft ground and aquatint
49,5 by 63,5cm excluding frame


‘Some of the specific ‘maid and madams’ images came from a play, Dikhitsheneng (‘in the kitchens’), which I made with Junction Avenue Theatre Company. There are a few images of men in pinstriped suits, which were based on images from another play, Security – in which I had played the part of a factory owner. The pinstriped suit in the play and hence in the images was borrowed from my brother-in-law, the only person I knew in my circle who had a regular job and need for such a garment. I printed the sets of prints at the etchings press at the Johannesburg Art Foundation … my estimate is that half the declared edition of thirty was printed’.1

  1.  William Kentridge, in Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (ed) (2006) William Kentridge Prints, David Krut Publishing: Johannesburg. Page 26.


Die Kunskamer, Cape Town


cf. Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (ed) (2006) William Kentridge Prints, Johannesburg: David Krut Publishing. Similar examples are illustrated on pages 26 to 29.

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