Live Auction, 21 October 2013

Sold for

ZAR 102 312
Lot 768
  • William Kentridge; Mayakovsky Head (Blue)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 102 312

About this Item

South African 1955-
Mayakovsky Head (Blue)
signed and numbered A 6/8 in pencil in the margin and embossed with the Caversham Press chop mark
etching and aquatint in colour on Fabriano paper
image size: 22,5 by 29cm

Notes

Vladimir Mayakovsky is an ongoing source of inspiration for William Kentridge who has admitted to rereading the Russian poet and playwright’s The Tragedy prior to embarking on new pieces. Heads that appear to be asleep or dreaming evoke ruminations on the political and social transformations of their time.


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