William Kentridge: In Print

Timed Online Auction, 18 - 25 July 2022

William Kentridge: in Print

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ZAR 87 938
Lot 23
  • William Kentridge; Woman with Supermarket Trolley + Cat, from the Domestic Scenes series
  • William Kentridge; Woman with Supermarket Trolley + Cat, from the Domestic Scenes series
  • William Kentridge; Woman with Supermarket Trolley + Cat, from the Domestic Scenes series


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 87 938

About this Item

South African 1955-
Woman with Supermarket Trolley + Cat, from the Domestic Scenes series

signed, dated 1981, numbered 5/30 and inscribed 'ïmp.' in pencil in the margin.

etching and aquatint on crème wove paper
plate size: 11,5 by 16cm; 38 by 40,5 by 2cm including frame

Notes

"I was not yet doing animations, but in animation you essentially give people extra limbs in different positions. This image recalls the Italian Futurist Giacomo Balla [1871-1958] and his fantastic painting of a woman leading a many-legged dog on a leash. In my image, all the different positions of the woman's legs are like frames in an animation. Even the cat has alternate positions for its claws. Some would have been burnished out if they were wrong, or stopped out to leave only a faint trace. The shopping trolley was a graphic, angular shape and it carried all the social implications and associations of a shopping trolley." - William Kentridge in Siebrits, W (2021) William Kentridge: Domestic Scenes, Göttingen: Steidl, page 29.

Exhibited

South African National Gallery, Cape Town, Friends' Choice 1975-1991 Exhibition, 9 April - 2 May 1992, catalogue, another impression from the edition illustrated on page 38.

Literature

William Kentridge Prints, David Krut (2006), Johannesburg, another impression from the edition illustrated on page 29.

Siebrits, W (2021) William Kentridge: Domestic Scenes, Göttingen: Steidl, another impression from the edition illustrated on page 29.

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