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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE (b.1955)

 
Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
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<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
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<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
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<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
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<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries. Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.
<br>
<br>Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection. 
<br>
<br>In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries.
North Polar Chart2013118 x 134 in.(299.72 x 340.36 cm) tapestry
Provenance
Private Collection
Price250,000
Many curators, knowledgable collectors, and dealers consider William Kentridge to be one of the most innovative artists working today. In "North Polar Chart" (2013) Kentridge expounds upon his multidisciplinary approach to creation. In the present work, the tapestry medium enables the artist to work out his vision on an immense scale. Large tapestries such as this have been used historically as both decorative and functional objects, and Kentridge's work is rich with historical references.

Kentridge's tapestries are created in collaboration with Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. This piece is one of two tapestries made from the same painting. The other is in Kentridge's personal collection.

In the past five years, Kentridge has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the artist's tapestries.
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