William Kentridge. The Battle Between Yes and No. 1989

William Kentridge The Battle Between Yes and No 1989

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This monumental print was made in 1989, the year the South African government announced a program of social and political reform, and the print conveys a sense of social antagonism through figures whose tongues are entangled. The work marks a shift in Kentridge's screenprinting from theater posters and protest work to fine art, though the brown background of this image recalls the inexpensive brown paper he used for his earliest posters.

Gallery label from William Kentridge: Five Themes, February 24–May 17, 2010.
Medium
Screenprint
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 59 1/16 x 38 1/4" (150 x 97.2 cm); sheet: 63 5/16 x 43 1/8" (160.8 x 109.6 cm)
Publisher
William Kentridge, Johannesburg
Printer
The Caversham Press, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Edition
25 announced, 15 printed
Credit
General Print Fund
Object number
931.2005
Copyright
© 2021 William Kentridge
Department
Drawings and Prints
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