The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham – A Complete Catalogue is the first book to provide a full account of the printmaking career of British artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, with particular reference to the technical innovations she pioneered while working in association with master-printers.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham experimented with a variety of printmaking techniques, finally discovering her ideal means of expressions in screenprinting. Through partnerships with innovative printmakers, the artist experimented with new techniques and materials that allowed her to create prints which, in their intensity of colour and precision of design, have the quality almost of paintings.
Based on new research, and drawing on information contained in her numerous diaries, The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham incorporates a complete illustrated catalogue of all her known work in etching, linocut, lithography, screenprinting and monotype, from 1946 to 2007. It considers her work in relation to that of other British artists, especially those connected with the St Ives school, and examines her prints in relation to her work in other media, in particular, her paintings. This book will prove an invaluable resource for museum curators, students of British art and twentieth-century abstraction, and all those seeking to learn more about this aspect of the career of one of Britain’s most important artists of the late twentieth-century.
Originally associated with pop art, in the past 50 years, Joe Tilson (b. 1928) has achieved international acclaim for the individuality and originality of his paintings, constructions, painted reliefs, prints, and multiples. As an artist who refused the traditional boundaries of printmaking, his multiples often include found objects or newspaper cuttings, fusing a cubist approach…
David Krut Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of William Kentridge Nose. This book accompanies the launch of a suite of thirty new limited-edition prints by Kentridge called ‘Nose’, the culmination of a four-year collaboration between the artist and David Krut Print Workshop.
William Kentridge is well known for his films, drawings, and theatre productions, but he began his artistic career learning etching at the Johannesburg Art Foundation under Bill Ainslie. He spent two years teaching printmaking at the Foundation and his earliest exhibitions featured his monotypes and etchings such as the Domestic Scenes series.
Zander Blom was born in Pretoria in 1982 and currently lives in Johannesburg. Working as an artist since 2002, Blom’s physical output includes painting, drawing, printmaking, installation and photography (primarily as a means to document the development of his physical works).
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“The Travels of Bad” documents the travels of an idealist Machiavellian hero, guitar in hand, on a crusade to revitalise the arts of the culture capital of the world. Fuelled by equal measures of blind optimism and hedonism, the search for new ideas and exotic flavours takes our hero to a fictional paradise setting where this bizarre satirical action tragedy literally starts to unravel.
The Travels of Bad comprises a 48-page mini-novella with 17 photographic works and a 17-track album soundtrack. The exhibition includes a selection of sculptures and merchandise.
The works will also feature prominently at the JoBurg Art Fair from 3-5 April 2009 at the Rooke Gallery stand and the exhibition will travel to WhatIfTheWorld/Gallery in Cape Town to open on 27 May 2009 and close on 27 June 2009.