Defining Impressions: A Selection of Prints from South African Studios

Live Virtual Auction, 6 November 2023

Session 1
  • William Kentridge; Lulu 2, Alban 4, two
  • William Kentridge; Lulu 2, Alban 4, two
  • William Kentridge; Lulu 2, Alban 4, two
  • William Kentridge; Lulu 2, Alban 4, two
  • William Kentridge; Lulu 2, Alban 4, two


Lot Estimate
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Location
Johannesburg
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About this Item

South African 1955-
Lulu 2, Alban 4, two

each signed, numbered 1/8 and embossed with the MK & AW chopmark

etching on paper
each plate size: 19,5 by 14,5cm; each sheet size: 38 by 31cm, unframed

Notes

Lulu is one of the great operas of the 20th Century, written by Alban Berg in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s and left incomplete, in the orchestration, at his death. It is an opera about the fragility, the impossibility, the fragmentation of desire. It’s about Lulu, who during the course of the opera goes through many lovers and several husbands and each time, there is an impossibility. Lulu can’t be the woman that the men imagine her to be or project onto her. She can never fulfil the desires of being the femme fatale and the faithful quiet wife.

– From the William Kentridge website.

Lulu | William Kentridge | Kentridge.studio |

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