Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 397 250
Lot 88
  • William Kentridge; Palm Trees
  • William Kentridge; Palm Trees
  • William Kentridge; Palm Trees


Lot Estimate
ZAR 180 000 - 220 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 397 250

About this Item

South African 1955-
Palm Trees

signed in red conté

charcoal on found paper
37 by 26cm excluding frame; 52,5 by 42 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

Rather than read his way towards a conceptualisation of a project like The Magic Flute, Kentridge sets to work drawing, making prints, tearing scraps of paper, constructing mechanical figures, building mini theatres, moving ordinary objects around on a table, setting up a camera and testing projections against different backdrops. He seems to circle an idea, to circumscribe the slowly evolving themes of the work in the activities of drawing and building and printmaking. The work itself – the commission for which he is preparing – is like a stone caught in the centre of an ever-growing snowball of ideas and images, some of which are altered and inverted along the way, most of which find their way into the final project in some permutation or another.

– Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

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