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Description: embossed with the artist’s monogram bottom right; signed and dated in pencil by Dennis Da Silva on the reverse; signed, numbered 4/12 and inscribed with the title by Craig Cameron-Mackintosh on a Billy Monk Collection label adhered to the reverse

  • Notes: Main store CT
    This artwork was generously donated by the artist or their representative, to financially support the production of the book Strange Cargo: Essays on Art by cultural theorist Ashraf Jamal, to be published by Skira. Some of the proceeds from the sale are outright donations and some will be shared with the artist, and will also support the production of an accompanying podcast.
  • Dimensions: sheet size: 41 x 30 cm unframed
  • Artist Name: Billy Monk (South Africa 1937-1982)
  • Exhibited: The Container Gallery, Tokyo, Defiance and Decadence Under Apartheid, 21 October 2019 to 6 January 2020.
    Ink Asia Fair, Hong Kong (Boogie Woogie Photography booth), Defiance and Decadence Under Apartheid, 4 to 7 October 2019.
    The Hive Spring, Hong Kong, Defiance and Decadence Under Apartheid, 17 September to 15 October 2019.
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), San Francisco, South Africa in Apartheid and After: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk, 1 December 2012 to 5 March 2013.
    Brodie/Stevenson, Cape Town, Nightclub Photographs, 20 January to 18 February 2011.
    Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, Jol, June to August 2009.
    Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, From the Bridge to the Catacombs: Photographs by Billy Monk and David Wise, 1993.
    University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, Nagklub: Billy Monk, March 1985. The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, Nightclub, July 1982.
  • Literature: De Villiers, J., Goldblatt, D. and Sampson, L. (2011). Billy Monk. Stockport: Dewi Lewis Publishing.
  • Medium: silver gelatin print on Ilford fiber paper
  • Condition: Overall condition is good. Small crease bottom left edge.

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April 21, 2021 4:00 PM SAST

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