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ZAR 17 588
Lot 600
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio
  • Art for Humanity; South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 17 588

About this Item

Art for Humanity
South Africa
South African Human Rights Commission Portfolio

33 prints, numbered 39/50, dated 1999 and some prints signed by the artist

various print media on paper
each sheet size: 59 by 42cm; portfolio size: 61,5 by 44,5 by 3cm

Notes

Part lot illustrated.

The International Print Portfolio represents an artistic commitment to the spirit and values espoused in the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The variety of national and international prints comprising the portfolio reflects such an understanding of the values that are fundamental to human existence. They pertain not only to one country, but to the international community at large. It is exciting therefore, to see how artists from a rich diversity of cultural backgrounds, spanning a wide geographic location, have used the vitality and expressive potential of printmaking to examine the values pertaining to human rights in their countries. The work represents a firm commitment to deepening our understanding of human rights especially in a context where our collective past has been damaged by the tyranny of centuries of human oppression, the manifestations of which still remain part of our daily reality.

We pride ourselves in the belief that although this is a uniquely South African endeavour, the international identity in promoting human rights through printmaking is paramount. We pay tribute to those who continue to believe in the values and philosophy of the UDHR and dedicate this project to all those victims of human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Finally, we cherish the belief that the International Print Portfolio will serve as a catalyst for further creative and critical discourse regarding the role of art and human rights, as we enter the new millennium.

Jan Jordaan and Vedant Nanachchand

Joint Project Leaders

Artists: Haydee Landing, Yeda Maria Correa de Olivera, William Kelly, Benjamin Malcolm McKeown, Ntakiyica Aimé, Jan Jordaan, Qu Lei-lei, Carlos Uribe, Berry Bickle, Amira Wasfy, Yusuf Arakkal, Entamng Wiharso, Jaleh Gitiforoz, Maysaloun Faraj, Ann M Gakere, Nalda Searles, Kourosh Salehi, Vedant Nanackchand, Cosmos Shiridzinomwa, Hassa'an Ali Ahmed, Laila Rahman, Martin Moratillo, Amadou Kane Sy, Hilário Joaquim Nhatugueja, Carmen Maria, Neranjala Lalinsiri Gunasinghe, Hassan Musa, Zuky Serper, Arkin Illicali, Santiago Pol, Faiza Galdhari, Gonkar Gyatso, Shiya Karuseb, Mmakgabo Mapulka Helen Sibidi.



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