Sam Nhlengethwa Mine 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 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.

Artists Represented by The Artists' Press A to L

Artists Represented by The Artists' Press M to X

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miners working alongside a ore trolley on rails which is at the mouth of a tunnel

Title: Ingolovane
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.

Monochromatic scratch litho showing a group of miners in protective gear underground

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:

Joburg Selected




The Beat of Drum

The Recyclers

Glimpses of the 50s and 60s

Tribute to Fellow Artists Lithographs

Township Series

Jazz Prints

Restaurant Prints

Conversation Prints

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