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 lithographs have been handprinted from stones and aluminium plates, sometimes with chine colle onto Arches and Somerset papers. Most of the prints in the series are sold out. To see them please go to Nhlengethwa's Archive.
Medium: Single colour scratch lithograph with chin collé
Paper size: 28.7 x 28 cm
Edition size: 35
Price: R 4 830 (excl.VAT) Only one print of this edition left for sale.
Title: A Busy Day
Medium: Single colour lithograph
Paper size: 31 x 25 cm
Edition size: 30
Lithographs by Sam Nhlengethwa that are still available, listed by series title: