Lot 122
  • 122

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE | Flood at the Opera

100,000 - 150,000 GBP
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  • William Kentridge
  • Flood at the Opera
  • signed and dated 86
  • pencil, chalk and charcoal on paper
  • 75 by 56 cm. 29 1/2 by 22 in.


Die Kunskamer, Cape Town
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"During the 1970s and 1980s I made some posters and drawings as well as theatre pieces, all of which I saw as acts of political opposition. More importantly, there were times when my own real anger formed the impetus behind particular works - and so became part of the process, without any expectation that work itself would be an act of resistance" (William Kentridge in conversation with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, in: William Kentridge, 1999, p. 14).