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William Kentridge
PORTER SERIES: RUSSIE D'EUROPE (MAN WITH BED ON BACK)
Estimate
80,000120,000
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624
William Kentridge
PORTER SERIES: RUSSIE D'EUROPE (MAN WITH BED ON BACK)
Estimate
80,000120,000
JUMP TO LOT

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William Kentridge
B. 1955
PORTER SERIES: RUSSIE D'EUROPE (MAN WITH BED ON BACK)
signed, titled, dated 2006 and numbered 3/3 on fabric affixed to the reverse of the tapestry
mohair and silk embroidered tapestry
110 by 78 1/2 in. 279.4 by 199.4 cm.
Executed in 2006, this work is number 3 from an edition of 3, plus 2 artist's proofs.
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Provenance

Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

Exhibited

Philadelphia Museum of Art, William Kentridge: Tapestries, December 2007 - April 2008, pp. 76-78, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time, October 2018 - January 2019 (anther example exhibited)

Catalogue Note

"True to their name, the porters are moving stuff. They are nomads, refugees, asylum seekers or maybe even adventurers. They seem more industrious than driven, but mostly they are on the move, set in motion by forces beyond their control. They are universal, but you could locate them at any point on the maps, and they would become specific, displaced by this or that invasion, liberation, revolution, colonialism or economic crisis."

Roberta Smith, "Shadowy Nomads, Writ in Warp and Woof," New York Times, 31 December 2007, p. E1

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