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William Kentridge
RAMP
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61
William Kentridge
RAMP
Estimate
18,00022,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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William Kentridge
B.1955
RAMP
signed and dated 1987 (lower right)
charcoal on paper
58.5 by 74cm., 23 by 29¼in.
Executed in 1987
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Provenance

Gallery International, Cape Town
Acquired from the above by present owner in 1988

Catalogue Note

'I have spent all my life in Johannesburg. School, university, studio, are all within a three-kilometer radius of where I was born. So even when my pictures are set in Paris or New York, in the end they are about Johannesburg—that is to say, a rather bewildered provincial city. These pictures are not all little morals or illustrations of apartheid life. But they are all provoked by the question of how it is that one is able to construct a more or less coherent life in a situation so full of contradiction and disruption' (William Kentridge, in From South Africa: New Writing, Photographs, and Art, 1987).

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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London