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The Bacchae by William Kentridge

The Bacchae by William Kentridge

Sylvan Cole Gallery



Edition Size: Approximately 20 or 30, of which very few survive.

Sheet Size: 59.5 x 41.5 cm


Condition: Pristine

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An early silkscreen poster, of the greatest rarity.

William Kentridge joined the Junction Avenue Theatre Company in the mid-1970s, thinking he might become an actor. He produced posters for the troupe, printing about 20 or 30 of each.

Few have survived, even fewer in perfect condition and SIGNED BY THE ARTIST like this one.

In perfect condition.

This print comes from the collection of one of the earliest collectors of Kentridge’s work, who recognized the artist’s importance long before he became famous.

This item has been sold.

The Artist

William Kentridge

William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. In his drawings and animations, William Kentridge articulates the concerns of post-Apartheid South Africa with unparalleled nuance and lyricism. In the inventive process by which he created his best-known works, Kentridge draws and erases with charcoal, recording his compositions at each state. He then displays a video projection of the looped images alongside their highly worked and re-worked source drawings.

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