Fransen, Hans – S.A. printmakers: Works from the S.A. National Gallery / S.A. grafiese kunstenaars: werke van die S.A. Nasionale Kunsmuseum


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(Cape Town: S.A. National Gallery, 1979)

250 x 165 mm; saddle-stitched printed wrappers; pp. 32; monochrome illustrations. Near fine. Annotated exhibition catalogue. … the Gallery’s collections of South African art are in all departments the most comprehensive in the country. Of these the collection of South African graphic art is the most representative. Much of it has been shown in recent years as part of exhibitions of particular artists of certain themes of new acquisitions or just of random selections. This collection has now developed to the stage where it is possible to select about eighty works – the optimum number for a substantial exhibition but little over ten percent of the total print holdings – which together present a picture of South African printmaking since the beginning of this century. … The exhibition includes work by most major graphic artists in the country but has also been so selected that it illustrates the main techniques and trends of their work. It is hoped that the exhibition with the accompanying notes will contribute to the appreciation of what is the most popular but also the least really understood of all art media.””