Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021
About this Item
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/).