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William Kentridge; Mayakovsky Head (Blue)
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Lot 768

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

Sold for R 90 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 102 312

Estimate R 100 000 - 150 000


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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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