William Kentridge. Portage. 2000

William Kentridge Portage 2000

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This book's long, accordion–folded format captures the forward rhythm of a procession. Kentridge assembled torn black paper on unbound pages of a French dictionary (c. 1906) to make the first volume. To produce the edition, the paper fragments were replicated using metal templates and affixed to additional dictionary pages.

Gallery label from William Kentridge: Five Themes, February 24–May 17, 2010.
Medium
Accordion-folded illustrated book with torn black paper on encyclopedia pages mounted on paper
Dimensions
page: 10 13/16 x 9 1/4" (27.5 x 23.5 cm); page (unfolded): 10 13/16 x 166 9/16" (27.5 x 423 cm)
Publisher
the artist, Johannesburg
Printer
The Artists' Press, White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Edition
33
Credit
Monroe Wheeler Fund
Object number
337.2002
Copyright
© 2019 William Kentridge
Department
Drawings and Prints

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