William Kentridge - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth; West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Vienna, Albertina; Jerusalem, Israel Museum; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, William Kentridge: Five Themes, March 14, 2009 - October 2, 2011 (another variant exhibited)
    Liverpool, The Bluecoat; Birmingham, Midland Arts Centre; Derby, QUAD; Newcastle, University of Northumbria Gallery; Plymouth, Peninsula Arts; Aberystwyth, Arts Center, A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker (organized by Hayward Gallery, London), December 7, 2012 - May 16, 2014, p. 133 (another variant exhibited and illustrated, p. 64)

  • Literature

    Judith B. Hecker, William Kentridge: Trace, Prints from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010, pl. 12, pp. 13, 61 (another variant illustrated, p. 26)
    Kate McCrickard, William Kentridge, London, 2012, fig. 34, p. 39 (another example illustrated)
    Lilian Tone, ed., William Kentridge: Fortuna, London, 2013, p. 271 (another variant illustrated)


Lot offered with No Reserve

Telephone Lady

signed and numbered "W Kentridge 4/9" on the reverse
linocut on Belgian canvas with gesso
81 x 39 3/8 in. (205.7 x 100 cm.)
Executed in 2000, this work is number 4 from an edition of 9 works on canvas plus 25 works on paper.

Another variant of this work is housed in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $35,000

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019