About the Work

About Thinking in Water

In William Kentridge's Thinking in Water, a suite of three works, the paper becomes a middle ground with the imagery reflected in both subtractive and additive papermaking techniques. Two drawings, one of a dancing couple and another of a ...Read More
In William Kentridge's Thinking in Water, a suite of three works, the paper becomes a middle ground with the imagery reflected in both subtractive and additive papermaking techniques. Two drawings, one of a dancing couple and another of a typewriter, were translated into traditional copper wire watermarks. The artist added images and text to each watermarked sheet by applying paper pulp in a pulp painting technique.

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About the Artist

About William Kentridge

South Africa's preeminent contemporary artist, William Kentridge works in various mediums but is best known for his short, lyrical animated films, which show charcoal ...

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South Africa's preeminent contemporary artist, William Kentridge works in various mediums but is best known for his short, lyrical animated films, which show charcoal drawings in various states of composition and erasure. Born and based in Johannesburg, he often draws on personal experience in constructing narratives of life under apartheid.

Prior to his international renown as a visual artist, Kentridge was best known for his work in avant-garde theater. He continues to work in the performing arts, often to great acclaim: in 2010, he directed a new production of Dmitri Shostakovich's The Nose at the Metropolitan Opera, which was widely praised by critics.

Kentridge has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including the traveling retrospective William Kentridge: Five Themes, which appeared at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (2010), the Jeu de Paume in Paris (2010), the Albertina Museum in Vienna (2010), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009). His work has also been exhibited in major international shows such as Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 10 (1997), and the Venice Biennale in 2005, 1999, and 1993.

Click here to read about "Second-Hand Reading," William Kentridge's show of optical illusions and aural conceptions at Marian Goodman.

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Thinking in Water, 2002

William Kentridge

Print
Size Price
17.75" x 24.00" $9,000
Edition of 15

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Description

Suite of three images in pigmented cotton linter and linen rag paper; two images with wire watermarks; all with hand pulp painting by the artist.

Authentication

Signed by the artist on verso, lower right.

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Additional Information

This suite of three images comes in a preservation portfolio measuring 20.75" x 26.5".

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