Listen for the Echo, 2015/2022
Courtesy of Artspace and The Broad, Los Angeles | Photography by Jared Buckheister


© William Kentridge


Archival inkjet print with hand-coloring in Indian ink on Hahnemühle Hemp 290 paper

Unframed: 42 x 24 1/2 inches

Edition of 40

The Limited Edition is signed by the Artist and numbered on the front


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Artspace is proud to announce a new hand-painted limited edition print by South African artist William Kentridge, entitled Listen for the Echo. This edition has been produced in collaboration with The Broad, Los Angeles, where the artist’s expansive survey exhibition William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows opens to the public on November 12. In addition to his exhibition at The Broad, Kentridge’s work is also currently on view at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

William Kentridge is South Africa's most important contemporary artist, best known for his prints, drawings and animated films. Artspace’s large-scale limited edition Listen for the Echo  (2015/2022) showcases the qualities for which Kentridge is widely celebrated; the artist seldom works in color, allowing tonality and contrast to create tension and heighten the impact of text, which is frequently employed in his work. Kentridge has been making large scale images of flowers for many years, often referencing real arrangements that were given to the artist to commemorate specific occasions in his life.

Listen for the Echo references a monumental painting of the same title which is prominently featured in The Broad’s exhibition. Each of the 40 signed and numbered prints have been hand-embellished by the artist with Indian Ink washes, resulting in unique finishes throughout the edition.

As noted by the Broad’s curator Ed Schad, the edition’s title “speaks to so much in Kentridge’s practice. There is a focus on finding the evidence of lost histories or under-told stories in narratives, in images, and in landscapes…However, the echoes are also of a material and imagistic nature. Kentridge follows echoes in his work and these echoes can be found throughout his career as they are transformed and translated across topics, across mediums, and across cultures.”


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  • The Limited Edition is an edition of 40 + 6 APs and 1 PP. Framed size is 47 x 29 x 3/4 inches


    The print is sold unframed and packed for shipping in an industry standard double-walled cardboard tube. If interested to ship the print flat, or get the work framed, additional costs will apply. Please contact Artspace to inquire further!

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