May 26, 2020
William Cole.; THE JUVENILIA OF WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: AN UNAUTHORIZED CATALOGUE RAISONNE.; Sitges: Cole & Contreras, 2016.
The product of many years of research by the leading expert in William Kentridge's early works (and one of Europe's leading experts in art connoisseurship.)
The catalogue raisonne of Kentridge's works in all media from 1962 (the year he turned 7) to 1971 (the year he turned 16).
120 pp. 58 finely-produced full-page color plates. Several smaller color plates.
Scholarly introduction and 53 works (all unknown to scholarship until now) beautifully reproduced as full-page plates and exhaustively described.
Printed on heavy (200 gsm) acid-free paper.
Among the 53 works are 11 transfer monotypes, Kentridge's earliest prints.
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies, all signed by the author.
From the front flap: 'This book is the first catalogue raisonne of any part of William Kentridge's oeuvre; the first catalogue raisonne devoted exclusively to the juvenilia of a major artist; and quite possibly the first catalogue raisonne of the work of a living artist published without that artist's cooperation or approval.'
Sewn into laminated pictorial wraps.
A beautiful production.
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