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.
Accordion-folded illustrated book with torn black paper on encyclopedia pages mounted on paper
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)
William Kentridge, Johannesburg
The Artists' Press, White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Monroe Wheeler Fund
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© 2021 William Kentridge
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