Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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Lot 358
  • William Kentridge; Four Figures (Lulu)
  • William Kentridge; Four Figures (Lulu)
  • William Kentridge; Four Figures (Lulu)
  • William Kentridge; Four Figures (Lulu)
  • William Kentridge; Four Figures (Lulu)
  • William Kentridge; Four Figures (Lulu)
  • William Kentridge; Four Figures (Lulu)

Lot Estimate
R 180 000 - 240 000
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About this Item

South African 1955-
Four Figures (Lulu)
2017
signed and numbered EV 6/18 in pencil in the margin
linocut and chine collé on paper
sheet size: 95 by 180cm; 129,5 by 214,5 by 8,5cm including frame

Notes

The present lot forms part of the series of drawings and prints produced for Kentridge's 2015 staging of the opera Lulu, written by Alban Berg in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

"Ink is the primary medium of the production. Sometimes, ink drawings translated into woodcuts or linocuts but essentially the vehemence of a black brushstroke trying to find some equivalent visually to the violence of the opera in the marks and the way they are used. It is almost as if ink becomes the black blood that is spilt throughout the production" (https://www.kentridge.studio/projects/lulu/).


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