Artist Gavin Jantjes was exiled from his native South Africa for creating a work to tackle ignorance about apartheid politics. At the time, even exhibiting his work could have landed you in jail. Now it is the subject of PhD theses and used by the United Nations to highlight racial discrimination under the apartheid regime. Here, Jantjes discusses the motivation behind the work, the methods he used to create it and reveals the double meaning behind the title. ‘A South African Colouring Book’ is a highlight of our upcoming sale Modern & Contemporary African Art, which takes place online from 27 to 31 March. Click here to watch more Sotheby's videos.
How a South African Artist Tackled Ignorance About Apartheid
ONLINE | 27 - 31 MARCH