SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

Timed Online Auction, 7 - 21 February 2023

SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

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ZAR 2 111
Lot 26
  • Ruth Sacks; Illustrations for Leagues (Chapter Five)

Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 111

About this Item

Ruth Sacks
South African 1977-
Illustrations for Leagues (Chapter Five)
screenprint on cotton paper
20 by 20cm excluding frame


Edition 2/3.

Artist's Bio

Ruth Sacks is a visual artist, academic and a member of faculty at the University of Johannesburg (Visual Art Department), having obtained a PhD through the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. Sacks has been instrumental in setting up temporary, local, artist-run platforms such as the large-scale group project Response-ability (Johannesburg, 2021-2). She has exhibited widely in South Africa and internationally, including at the M KHA (Antwerp, 2019), National Museums Kenya (Nairobi 2017), ZKM (Karlsruhe, 2011), Performa (New York, 2009), and the Venice Biennale (2007).

Artist's Statement

These drawings form the illustrations for Sacks’ artist book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Seas. The imagery takes words and lists that had been discarded from late 19th century English translations of Jules Verne’s novel Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. The series of silkscreen prints mirror those of the published artist book.

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