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William Kentridge: Five Themes

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    William Kentridge, Drawing for II Sole 24 Ore (World Walking), 2007; Charcoal, gouache, pastel, and colored pencil on paper; 84 x 59 in. (213.5 x 150 cm); Collection of Doris and Donald Fisher; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

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    William Kentridge, Self-Portrait (Testing the Library), 1998; Charcoal on paper; 26 x 20 in.; Collection of Brenda Potter and Michael Sandler; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

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    William Kentridge, Untitled [Artist and Model Drawing], 2001; Gouache, dry pigment, charcoal, and pastel on paper; 22 x 29 7/8 in. (55.9 x 75.9 cm); Collection of Heidi L. Steiger; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Invisible Mending (still), from 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, 2003; 35mm and 16mm animated film transferred to video, 1:20 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Invisible Mending (still), from 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, 2003; 35mm and 16mm animated film transferred to video, 1:20 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Invisible Mending (still), from 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, 2003; 35mm and 16mm animated film transferred to video, 1:20 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Invisible Mending (still), from 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, 2003; 35mm and 16mm animated film transferred to video, 1:20 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    Drawing for the film Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old [Soho and Mrs. Eckstein in Pool], 1991; Charcoal and pastel on paper; 47 1/4 x 59 in. (120 x 150 cm); Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Drawing for the film WEIGHING . . . and WANTING [Soho with Head on Rock], 1997; Charcoal, pastel, and gouache on paper; 47 1/4 x 63 in. (120 x 160 cm); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: courtesy the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

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    William Kentridge, Drawing for the film Stereoscope, 1998–99; Charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil on paper; 47 1/4 x 63 in. (120 x 160 cm); The Museum of Modern Art, New York; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: courtesy the artist and The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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    William Kentridge, History of the Main Complaint (still), 1996; 35mm animated film transferred to video, 5:50 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, History of the Main Complaint (still), 1996; 35mm animated film transferred to video, 5:50 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, History of the Main Complaint (still), 1996; 35mm animated film transferred to video, 5:50 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, History of the Main Complaint (still), 1996; 35mm animated film transferred to video, 5:50 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Bridge, 2001; Bronze and books, 32 5/8 x 36 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (60 x 93.2 x 19 cm); Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Portage (detail), 2000; Collage on book pages, eighteen panels, each: 10 4/5 x 9 1/4 in. (27.5 x 23.5 cm); 10 4/5 x 168 1/8 in. (27.5 x 427 cm) overall; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Act III, Scene 9, from the portfolio of eight etchings Ubu Tells the Truth, 1996; Hardground, softground, aquatint, drypoint, and engraving, ed. 44/50; each 10 x 12 in. (25 x 30.5 cm); Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist; Printed by Caversham Press, Natal, South Africa

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    William Kentridge, Ubu Tells the Truth (still), 1997; 35mm animated film with documentary photographs and 16mm archival film transferred to video, 8 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Ubu Tells the Truth (still), 1997; 35mm animated film with documentary photographs and 16mm archival film transferred to video, 8 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Ubu Tells the Truth (still), 1997; 35mm animated film with documentary photographs and 16mm archival film transferred to video, 8 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Ubu Tells the Truth (still), 1997; 35mm animated film with documentary photographs and 16mm archival film transferred to video, 8 min.; Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Black Box/Chambre Noire, 2006; Model theater with drawings (charcoal, pastel, collage, and colored pencil on paper), mechanical puppets, and 35mm animated film transferred to video, 22 min., 141 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 55 in. (360 x 200 x 139.7 cm); Commissioned by Deutsche Bank AG in consultation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, What Will Come (has already come), 2007; 35mm film transferred to video (8:40 min.), steel table, polished steel cylinder, paper; 31 x 48 in. (78.7 x 121.9 cm); Collection Norton Museum of Art; © 2008 William Kentridge; Installation view at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; photo: courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

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    William Kentridge, Drawing for the opera The Magic Flute, 2005; Charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil on paper, 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm); Collection of Brenda Potter and Michael Sandler; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Drawing for the opera The Magic Flute, 2004–5; Charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, and collage on paper; 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in. (80 x 120 cm); Private collection, Ross, California; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Drawing for the opera The Magic Flute, 2005; Charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil on paper; 29 7/8 x 44 1/4 in. (75.9 x 112.4 cm); Collection of the artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, A Lifetime of Enthusiasm (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, A Lifetime of Enthusiasm (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, A Lifetime of Enthusiasm (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, A Lifetime of Enthusiasm (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Commissariat for Enlightenment (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Commissariat for Enlightenment (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Commissariat for Enlightenment (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, Commissariat for Enlightenment (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, His Majesty, the Nose (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, His Majesty, the Nose (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, His Majesty, the Nose (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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    William Kentridge, His Majesty, the Nose (still), from the installation I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008; Eight-channel video projection, 6 min.; Collection of the artist; © 2008 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

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