This book is an appreciation, in paintings, photographs and words, of South Africa's first great modern black painter, Gerard Sekoto, born in the then Eastern Transvaal in 1913, who lived for much of his adult life in self-exile in France. Today, some of Sekoto's work joins those of no more than a handful of other South African artists in selling for seven-figure sums
Laminated colour dustjacket strengthened with a french fold. Grey cloth-boards with white embossed lettering to the front and spine. Plain endpapers. xviii + 294 pp of colour-illustrated text, including no fewer than 135 colour reproductions of Sekoto's paintings, and appendixes - all printed on 150 gm2 matt art paper. Loose errata sheet.
CONDITION NOTES. The flaps and the verso of the dustjacket are sunned. The edges of the free endpapers are lightly sunned on one face and more so on the versos. There is a donation label on the front free endpaper as well as an owner's name in ink. The contents are complete, unmarked and undiscoloured, making this a better than very good copy, reflecting the materials and care that went into the making of the book.
[Note. Barbara Lindop authored two books on Sekoto with the same painting on the cover. The lesser one is a slim volume of about 60 pp.]
- Jacket Condition: Very Good
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 225 x 250; 1.5 kg
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