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William Kentridge

Selected Artworks

Work: 120 x 80 x 150 cm
Work: 134 x 85 x 135.5 cm
Indian ink and Coloured pencil on found paper
Laser-cut stainless steel, painted with acrylic based paint
Work: 70 x 100 cm
Figure 1: 27.5 x 12.7 x 17.5 cm
Charcoal, pastel and red pencil on paper
Work: 128 x 223 cm
Charcoal, pastel and red pencil on paper
Work: 128 x 152 cm


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

Kentridge’s work is held in 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 largest UK survey to date was held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2022. In the same year Kentridge opened another major survey exhibition, In Praise of Shadows, at The Broad, Los Angeles. In 2023 this exhibition travelled to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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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Cape Town Gallery
25 November - 20 January 2024
New York Gallery
01 November - 06 January 2024


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