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William Kentridge

Selected Artworks

Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 128 x 190 cm
Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 80 x 120 cm
Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 80 x 98 cm
Indian ink on encyclopedia pages
Image: 250 x 201 cm
Watercolour and pencil on found paper
Work: 113 x 178 cm
Indian ink, collage and pencil on Phumani handmade paper, mounted on raw canvas
Work: 192.2 x 191 cm
Charcoal, red pencil and digital print on paper
Diameter: 147.5  cm
Indian ink and pencil on found paper from The Century Dictionary : An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the Language
Work: 349 x 265 x 2 cm
Work: 134 x 85 x 135.5 cm
Work (approx): 124 x 119 x 66.7 cm
Work: 120 x 80 x 150 cm


William Kentridge image

William Kentridge (b.1955, South Africa) is internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions.

His largest UK survey to date was held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2022. An iteration of Kentridge’s Royal Academy survey opened at the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts in May 2024. In July, Kentridge’s latest theatrical production, “The Great Yes, The Great No” will premiere in Arles, alongside a substantial solo exhibition of works at LUMA Arles.

Kentridge’s work is held in major art collections including MoMA, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi and Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.

Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums across the globe since the 1990s, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Albertina Museum, Vienna: Musée du Louvre in Paris, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; Reina Sofia museum, Madrid, Kunstmuseum in Basel; and Norval Foundation in Cape Town. The artist has also participated in biennale’s including Documenta in Kassel (2012, 2002,1997) and the Venice Biennale (2015, 2013, 2005, 1999, 1993).

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