Start your William Kentridge book collection at the David Krut Bookstore

It’s no secret that David Krut Bookstore is obsessed with artist William Kentridge and evidently we have an entire bookshelf dedicated to books, CD’s and films about him. This post takes you through our most coveted William Kentridge books, from collectibles to more widely available items.

1.Six Drawing Lessons – The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (R650)

Incorporating elements of graphic design and ranging freely from discussions of Plato’s cave to the Enlightenment’s role in colonial oppression to the depiction of animals in art, Six Drawing Lessons is an illustration in print of its own thesis of how art creates knowledge.

2. William Kentridge: Nose (R1500)

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.

3. William Kentridge: Prints (R1500)

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.

4. Domestic Scenes (R1500)

Domestic Scenes feature the entire 54 images of Kentridge’s early series of work Domestic Scenes (1980). Domestic Scenes is published by Steidl, an international publisher of photobooks, and features an exquisite hard cover design with Kentridge’s signature on the cover page and a beautiful A1 poster of a photograph of young William Kentridge in his Parktown studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.

5. William Kentridge: Five Themes (R2000)

With a searing body of work ranging from films and drawings to prints, sculptures, and theatrical productions, William Kentridge has offered a fresh and distinctive perspective on the contemporary social landscape, with a particular emphasis on his native South Africa.