David Krut Arts is dedicated to supporting arts awareness and arts education in South Africa, southern Africa, and throughout the continent as well as abroad. This includes encouraging professional skills in writing, the creation of art by supporting emerging artists, and arts administration.
In line with these commitments, in 1999 David Krut Publishing began work on the TAXI ART Books, a series of publications that brought attention to local artists across the country and made their work accessible. The TAXI ART books are accompanied by educational supplements for use in art education; the books and the supplements were offered for free to art teachers at under-resourced schools.
TAXI Art series, the first major series of monographs on contemporary South African artists by a South African publisher celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Artists included in the set are Paul Stopforth, Mmakgabo Sebidi, Diane Victor, Sandile Zulu, Willem Boshoff, Deborah Bell, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Steven Cohen, Noria Mabasa, David Koloane, Lien Botha, Santu Mofokeng, Jeremy Wafer, Samson Mudzunga and Jo Ractliffe.
Many of the books in the TAXI Art Book series are unfortunately no longer available as singles. These titles are TAXI-001 Jo Ractliffe, TAXI-002 Samson Mudzunga, TAXI-004 Santu Mofokeng, TAXI-005 Lien Botha, TAXI-007 Noria Mababsa, TAXI-008 Steven Cohen, TAXI-009 Kagiso Pat Mautloa, TAXI-011 Willem Boshoff, TAXI-013 Diane Victor.
The rest of the series is available for purchase from David Krut Bookstores, Parkwood and Arts on Main locations.