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William Kentridge

February 15, 2020 – February 21, 2020

Works In Exhibition

The Flood from Triumphs and Laments

William Kentridge The Flood from Triumphs and Laments 2016 Set of fifteen woodcuts from ten woodblocks onto nine large sheets

and six pieces of Somerset Soft White paper adhered by 30 aluminum pins
Overall size:  71 1/4 x 84 inches  (181 x 213.4 cm)
Edition of 12
Signed and numbered on accompanying certificate
(Inventory #29857)

Exhibited January 5 – February 9, 2019

In early 2016 William Kentridge made a monumental frieze along the banks of Rome’s Tiber River. The 550 meter work (called “Triumphs and Laments”) was stenciled onto the wall of the river from Ponte Sisto to Ponte Mazzini. The frieze’s imagery consisted of scenes from the cultural and political history of Rome.

Also in 2016, Kentridge began a series of large woodcut prints using the same imagery. The work on view at Krakow Witkin Gallery is “The Flood”. The image of “The Flood” draws its inspiration from a photograph that Kentridge found of Romans seeking refuge from the devastating effects of the Tiber River flood that ravaged Rome in 1937. The work was made from multiple blocks of wood, prepared from multiple woodgrains, and printed on multiple sheets of paper that all fit together like a puzzle. Some sheets are cut at sharp angles, others torn. Pieces that the artist attached to the work in the last stages of production allow for overlaps of image and movement.

That Which I Do Not Remember from Triumphs and Laments

William Kentridge That Which I Do Not Remember from Triumphs and Laments 2017 Relief printed from thirteen woodblocks on Somerset Velvet, Soft White paper

 comprised of twenty-six individual sheets adhered by 56 aluminum pins
Overall size:  82 1/2 x 78 1/2 inches  (209.6 x 199.4 cm)
Edition of 12
Signed and numbered on accompanying certificated
(Inventory #29858)

The Baedekers (Cambio, Dogana, and Pensione)

William Kentridge The Baedekers (Cambio, Dogana, and Pensione) 1999 Set of three lithographs

Atlas Confessions

William Kentridge Atlas Confessions 2002 Collage of torn black Canson paper pieces, on pages from a Stieler Hand Atlas book, with Chine-collé to Rives BFK paper

Image/paper size: 19 5/8 x 25 7/8 inches (49.8 x 65.7 cm)
Frame size: 22 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches (57.8 x 73 cm)
Edition of 45
Signed lower right and numbered lower left in graphite
(Inventory #30741)