Sam Nhlengethwa, Township Series

In this series of fifteen prints, Sam Nhlengethwa has turned his focus onto the Townships of South Africa. Township life has been an important source of inspiration for Black South African artists since the early twenties. This work well represented in the paintings of Gerard Sekoto and later Durant Sihlali. The "Township Art " genre became discredited in the late seventies and eighties as artists jumped on the bandwagon and started to create work that was sentimental and unoriginal.

In this series of prints Sam Nhlengethwa tackles this tricky past and returns to the strength of the work that Sekoto and Sihlali mastered. Sam Nhlengethwa has traveled around the country observing life in both small and large townships. What he has discovered is that as much as things change they still remain the same. People continue to live in their communities and spend their days getting on with very ordinary tasks such as washing clothes, visiting the hair salon and gossiping. These are the images that Sam Nhlengethwa has focused on and chosen to record, thus capturing a contemporary yet timeless sense of life in South Africa's townships.

New Editions

More lithographs by Sam Nhlengethwa, listed according to series titles.

The Beat of Drum

The Recyclers

Kind of Blue

Restaurant Series

Glimpses of the 50's and 60's prints

Jazz Prints

Conversations


Interiors and Mine Trip Lithographs

Sam Nhlengethwa Print Archive

Township Series, colour lithographs

sam nhlengethwa, nhlengethwa prints, african lithographs

Title: Car Wash
Medium: Eleven colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 6 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, sam nhlengethwa prints, township art, township series, contemporary african art

Title: Postman
Medium: Ten colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 6 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, fine art prints, township art, south african art, african art

Title: Sunday
Medium: Ten colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 6 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, contemporary south african art, township art, township images, african art

Title: Hair Salon
Medium: Eight colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 6 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlenethwa, contemporary african art, south african art, township art, township series

Title: Gossiping
Medium: Twelve colour chine colle lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 6 800 (excl.VAT)

Township Series, black and white lithographs

sam nhlengethwa, african art, township art, south african prints

Title: Fetching Water
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhhlengethwa, sam nhlengethwa prints, township art, township prints, south african art

Title: Cold Day at Manyatseng
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, african prints, south african art, investment prints

Title: Dr Morare's Surgery
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, african prints, township art, lithographs, fine prints

Title: Public Phones
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, township prints, african art, contemporary african art

Title: Sdudla (Big /Large)
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, sam nhlengethwa township series, sam nhlengethwa lithographs

Title: Friends
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, south african art, south african township art, south african prints

Title: Skorokoro (Scrap car)
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, african art, contemporary african art, south african art, african prints

Title: Going to Church
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, township art, south african township art, contemprary african prints

Title: Vegetable Bakkie
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

sam nhlengethwa, african art, contemporary african art, south african art

Title: Washing Day
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 4 800 (excl.VAT)

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