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Modern and Contemporary African Art

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William Kentridge
B.1955
ATLAS PROCESSION I (VARIATION)
signed (lower right)
inscribed A/P V/V.
etching, aquatint and drypoint with hand-painting
1 of 5 artist's proofs, edition of 30
148.5 by 98cm. image size, 157.5 by 106.5cm. paper, 58½ by 38¾in. image size, 62 by 42in. paper
Executed in 2000
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Provenance

Rose Korber Gallery, Cape Town
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Double Vision: Albrecht Dürer & William Kentridge, November 2015 - June 2016 (another example exhibited)

Literature

David Krut (ed.), William Kentridge Prints, Johannesburg, 2006 (another example illustrated p.104) 
Nanda Janssen, 'Procession' in Bas Heijne et al., Sonsbeek 2008: grandeur; een jubileum, Deventer, 2008 (another example illustrated p.256) 

Catalogue Note

'In doing these prints, I was interested in the way in which projections can give large scale to images - becoming a kind of heir to the fresco tradition in the way that they cover a huge wall with an image. I was thinking about projections as a way of seeing the world, a contemporary and ephemeral equivalent to the view of the world encoded in fresco painting in past centuries... I took as a starting point for the project the famous Goya frescoes in San Antonio de la Florida, Madrid. In this project I worked with figures moving around the ceiling, an endless procession...thinking about the curvature of the horizon, which in the conventions of painting and photography we see as flattened, making anamorphic distortions of the world to fit it to a rectangular grid' (the artist as quoted in David Krut (ed.), William Kentridge Prints, Johannesburg, 2006, p.102).

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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