Sam Nhlengethwa, Glimpses of the 50's and 60's

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Artist's Statement:
"The title of this series is 'Glimpses of the Fifties and Sixties". I have chosen to work in the style to which I have become accustomed (collage) and to also explore my printing via the photogravure process. I think one of the reasons I like this process is that it has an element of collage in it, but the process is more physically involved and delicate. It entails digitising an initial collage and working through at least five plates before even considering the trial print to be used for the series.

I sourced material from the Drum magazine archives and I also looked through my own family albums. The use of my own archive was important because I wanted to reflect an intimacy and a familiarity that would make the images accessible. Looking through the albums I reminisced about growing up in my grandmother's house and how I always found the dining room with the wedding photograph so intriguing. I also recalled enjoying a softball match in Westonaria (a small mining community on the West Rand) amidst the many dompas and curfew laws. Today these images have now been revived in the music videos of Mafikizolo and the 'Stoned Cherry' fashion label. I think I'm lucky in the sense that I have used art as an outlet for the frustrations I encountered during this time. My visual expression through painting was therapeutic and has now been transformed into what I believe to be a historical retrospective".
Sam Nhlengethwa 2004

A series of prints which are all the same size, printed by hand as colour photolithographs from pre-sensitised aluminium plates.

Take a look at other prints by Sam Nhlengethwa, listed by series title

The Beat of Drum

The Recyclers

Jazz Lithographs

Township Series

Kind of Blue

Tribute Interiors and Mine Prints

Conversations

Tributes to the 50's and 60's

Restaurant prints

Sam Nhlengethwa Archive

New Editions from The Artists' Press

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Title: Stop it Verwoerd
Medium: Six colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: A Tired Miner
Medium: Six colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Azikhwelwa
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Candlelit Studying
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Collegues
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Miners Showering
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: The Grinding Stone
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)


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Title: Near the Bus Stop
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Gumboot Dance
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Hard at Work I
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Hard at Work II
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Mbombela
Medium: Six colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Migrant Labourers
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000(excl.VAT)

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Title: Pay Day
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Pass Raid
Medium: Six colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Protests
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Humiliation
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Sharpeville Massacre
Medium: Six colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Skipping
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: The Coal Shed
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Part Time Job II
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: The End of Kofifi
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: The Shebeen
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: While We Were Young I
Medium: Six colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: While We Were Young II
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

Title: While We Were Young III
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Part Time Job I
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Whites Only Area
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: Underground
Medium: Five colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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Title: The Compounds
Medium: Four colour photo-lithograph
Paper size: 49 x 38cm
Image size: 20 x 28cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 6 000 (excl.VAT)

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