NINE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PLATES FROM THE "DOMESTIC SCENES".
ONE OF ONLY TWO IMPRESSIONS. This impression is mentioned in the catalogue raisonné.
In 1980 William Kentridge executed the "Domestic Scenes", a series of 50 untitled small mixed etchings. These, along with the "Pit" monotypes, represent the earliest crystallization of his artistic persona and the first step in his career as a professional artist.
At first he experimented by printing four or more plates on the same sheet, using his favorite plates from the series.
Signed by the artist.
A small tear has been professionally repaired. Otherwise the sheet is in perfect condition.
This print comes from the collection of one of the earliest collectors of Kentridge's work, who recognized the artist's importance long before he became famous.
See William Cole, "On Some Early Prints by William Kentridge", in Print Quarterly (vol. XXVI, no. 3), pp. 268-273.