Saturday, July 31, 2010

Play it again Sam...

Sam Nhlengethwa is one of my favorite South African artists.

And although his powerful mixed media originals are beyond the average budget, his prints available through The Artist's Press are somewhat more accessible.

In his Jazz series, Sam pays tribute to some of the great Jazz artists who have influenced his life. Thelonius Monk, Ron Carter and Nina Simone all get the nod through his dramatic lithographs.

Not forgetting Sammy Davis Junior and the rest of the boys!
Sam also honours some of his most admired fellow South African artists, in his Tribute series, in which the likes of William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas find themselves on the 'walls' of one of Sam's artfully imagined 'rooms'.

xxx elle

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