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"Gerard Sekoto - From the Paris Studio"
2005-12-06 until 2005-12-27
Iziko-SA National Gallery
Cape Town, ,
On 6 December, the long-awaited exhibition "Gerard Sekoto - From the Paris
Studio" opens at Iziko SA National Gallery. On Sunday 11 December, Friends
of SA National Gallery host a walkabout of the exhibition which covers
different periods in the artist's life - from his early teaching years, his
life in apartheid South Africa, his visit to Senegal and the time spent in
Paris where he lived in voluntary exile from 1947.
In 2000, the Gallery received a donation of over 2000 items from Sekoto's
Paris studio and these included paintings, drawings and prints as well as
memorabilia and photographs of an artist considered to be the pioneer of
urban black art and social realism.
Included in the exhibition are works by artists who knew Sekoto such as
Gregoire Boonzaier, Peter Clarke, Solly Disner, Lippy Lipshitz, Ernest
Mancoba and Louis Maurice.
Portrait of Manuel's cousin, 1944,
pencil on paper
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