Sam Nhlengethwa Tribute Series Lithographs 2008 - 2014

Sam Nhlengethwa is intrigued by people and their spaces "Throughout the years, all my pieces have dealt with the movement of people. I enjoy paying homage to people and places through my art". In the tributes prints, he pays homage to some of his visual art contemporaries and others who have paved the way for South African art. He salutes and honours Ephraim Ngatane, David Golblatt, Henri Matisse, Romare Bearden, Jean Michel Basquiat, Cecil Skotnes, Helen Sebidi, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Deborah Bell, Dumile Feni, William Kentridge, Judith Mason, Marlene Dumas, Peter Clark, David Koloane, George Pemba, Dumisani Mabaso, Esta Mahlangu, Robert Hodgins and Gerard Sekoto.

Most of these artists are South African and all of them have secured their place on the local and international art scene. By recreating the works of his contemporaries and role models and then placing them within a represented or imagined gallery space Nhlengethwa provides a new context in which to experience the work of these celebrated artists. The artist's work has been paired up with contemporary interiors and furniture that emphasise Sam Nhlengethwa's understanding of the "mental space" of that particular artist, and are then pulled together using Nhlengethwa's own distinctive style.

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Title: Tribute to Ephraim Ngatane
Medium: Eleven colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 11 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Tribute to Henri Matisse
Medium: Nine colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 11 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Tribute to Romare Bearden
Medium: Thirteen colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 11 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Tribute to David Goldblatt
Medium: Eight colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 11 000 (excl.VAT)


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Title: Tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat
Medium: Ten colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 11 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Tribute to Cecil Skotnes
Medium: Eleven colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: SOLD OUT

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Title: Tribute to Helen Sebidi
Medium: Nine colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 11 000 (excl.VAT)

Helen Sebidi's own work

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Title: Tribute to Zwelethu Mthethwa
Medium: Thirteen colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Image size: 49.5 x 69cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 11 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Tribute to Judith Mason
Medium: Eleven colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Edition size: 50
Price: SOLD OUT

Judith Mason lithographs

Title: Tribute to David Koloane
Medium: Twelve colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5cm
Edition size: 50
Price: SOLD OUT

David Koloane lithographs

Links to more work by Sam Nhlengethwa, listed by series title

Glimpses of the 50's and 60's

Township series

Jazz Prints

Restaurant Prints

Conversation Prints

Sam Nhlengethwa Print Archive

Artists represented by The Artists' Press A to L

Artists represented by The Artists' Press M to X

Mine Trip Lithographs

In early 1996, Sam Nhlengethwa visited a number of coal, diamond and gold mines in South Africa. He spent time underground, interacting with the miners who inspired him to do this series. Through these images Nhlengethwa seeks to give dignity to the frequently forgotten miners whose lives are spent unearthing the mineral wealth of South Africa.

The Mine Trip original lithographs have been handprinted from stones and aluminium plates, sometimes with chine colle onto Arches and Somerset papers.

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Title: Ingolovane
Medium: Single colour scratch lithograph with chin collé
Paper size: 28.7 x 28cm
Image size: 12 x 16cm
Edition size: 35
Price: R 3 500 (excl.VAT)

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Title: The Blue Carraige
Medium: Five colour lithograph
Paper size: 33.5 x 28cm
Image size: 28 x 23cm
Edition size: 45
Price: R 3 500 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Team Leaders III
Medium: Five colour lithograph
Paper size: 32.5 x 41cm
Image size: 28.5 x 37cm
Edition size: 40
Price: SOLD OUT

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Title: A Hotel in Randfontein
Medium: Eight colour lithograph
Paper size: 50 x 65.5cm
Image size: 28 x 23cm
Edition size: 50
Price R 7 800 (excl.VAT)


New editions from The Artists' Press where Sam Nhlengethwa made these prints