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    A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa
    R400.00 inc. VAT
    A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa articulates the variety of strategies that South African artists use to connect their living history with its past. The framework is to allow for the works to create a conversation that explores the impact of apartheid witnessing the complexities and multitude of issues that South Africa is confronting today.
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    A Just Society
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    Drawing inspiration from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the abolition of apartheid, Georgette created this provocative and moving series entitled “A Just Society”.

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    A Labour of Love (South African Art in the 1980s)
    R600.00 inc. VAT

    A Labour of Love offers a new look at contemporary South African Art in the 1980s. This publication contains, alongside recently discovered works by young South African artists, new essays by international art specialists, interviews with artists, previously unpublished archival material, and more than 300 illustrations of artworks.

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    A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker (English)
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    This unique and beautifully presented book includes almost 100 prints from 1988 to the present, with a stress on experimental, collaborative and serial works. Kentridge’s distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts are all strongly in evidence throughout this book, which provides new insights into the working methods of this prolific artist.

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    Ardmore – We Are Because of Others
    R900.00 inc. VAT

    Ardmore – We Are Because of Others tells the extraordinary story of this famous studio – from its humble beginnings in a poverty-stricken corner of South Africa to its fame as a producer of exceptional and irresistible objets d’art prized by collectors, galleries and museums throughout the world. It is also the story of the indomitable Fée Halsted who is the driving force behind the enterprise, and the artists whose inventive spirit and fearless creativity are at the heart of

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    Art + Revolution: The Life and Death of Thami Mnyele (Catalogue)
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    The exhibition and book document a particular chapter in South Africa’s struggle for democracy by telling the story of artist and activist Thami Mnyele and a group of cultural workers in exile in Botswana called Medu Art Ensemble. This is the first time that their history is being told.

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  • Art21 William Kentridge: Six Drawing Lessons – The Norton Lectures
    Art21 William Kentridge: Six Drawing Lessons – The Norton Lectures
    R3,000.00 inc. VAT

    In 2012, William Kentridge, the Johannesburg-born artist whose creations have been celebrated for their direct engagement with political and social issues, was selected by an esteemed panel to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University.

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    Audrey Ngcaba – Generations and Regenration
    R150.00 inc. VAT

    Audrey Ngcaba worked as a nurse for 36 years in the public health system in South Africa. At the age of fifty-five, Ngcaba decided to take an early retirement after an ongoing frustration with her working environment. “I retired early because of insufficient human resources. There were not enough materials to work with, no gloves, no fluids for putting up drips. I tried for years and years but couldn’t work under theses conditions…When I retired I thought I’ve done my part. I’ve compromised and improvised up to a point…and then I had enough.”

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    Blood Relatives – Kim Lieberman
    R80.00 inc. VAT

    Kim Lieberman is a conceptual artist whose work is inspired by travel and letter communication.

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    Braam Kruger 1950 – 2008
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    Braam Kruger (1958 – 2008) – Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue

    An exceptional retrospective exhibition of oil paintings by Braam Kruger (1950 -2008) was hosted by the UJ Art Gallery during September and October 2009. The exhibition comprised of works mainly from private collections and included several paintings that have not yet been seen by the general art fraternity.

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    Brett Murray
    R650.00 inc. VAT

    Documenting artist Brett Murray’s career over the past 30 years, this book boasts both powerful imagery and reflective texts from his 80s cultural/struggle work, through his career to The Spear—the natural outcome of his art and reflections on injustices past and present.

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    Brett Murray Crocodile Tears (Catalogue)
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    A softcover catalogue for the exhibition of the artist’s work at Goodman Gallery Cape in April 2008, and Goodman Gallery Johannesburg in February 2009

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    Casting Shadows: Images from a New South Africa

    Edward West uses the metaphorical power of shadow to foreground the shifting visibility of South Africa’s black population post apartheid. From 1997-1999, he traveled in South Africa to photograph the country’s townships, squatter camps, and locations during this historic time of transition. In focusing on the private moments of these newly empowered people within their own communities, West has created a complex, visually compelling study of the ways in which identity is inextricably linked to environment. Utilizing the medium of photography in large scale color Giclee prints, West has developed a rich visual language built on the shadow metaphor that at once moves us and grounds us.

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    Cecil Higgs – Close Up
    R250.00 inc. VAT

    Cecil Higgs: Close Up is a revealing and intimate biography of one of South Africa’s most respected painters. It is a warm and human, yet at the same time candid, portrait of Cecil Higgs, the private person and the public painter.

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    Chakaia Booker – “Print Me”
    R195.00 inc. VAT

    David Krut Projects is pleased to present Print Me, the first exhibition dedicated to Chakaia Booker’s prints. Booker began collaborating with Master Printer, Phil Sanders, of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 2009, and has created over 100 unique prints to date.

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    Christo Coetzee: Paintings from London and Paris, 1954-1964

    Art historians are beginning to look anew at the abstract creations of the 50s and 60s and a new awareness of their significance has arisen. In this book the authors bring together a rare collection of the work of Christo Coetzee.

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