Sam Nhlengethwa Township Lithographs

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 1920s. Sam Nhlengethwa 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 scenes that Sam Nhlengethwa has focused on and chosen to record, thus capturing a contemporary yet timeless sense of life in South Africa's townships.

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Title: Car Wash
Medium: Eleven colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 7 650 (excl.VAT)

Title: Postman
Medium: Ten colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 7 650 (excl.VAT)

Title: Sunday
Medium: Ten colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 7 650 (excl.VAT)

Title: Hair Salon
Medium: Eight colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 7 650 (excl.VAT)

Title: Gossipers
Medium: Twelve colour chine colle lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 50
Price: R 7 650 (excl.VAT)

Title: Fetching Water
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Cold Day at Manyatseng
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Dr Morare's Surgery
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Public Phones
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Sdudla (Big /Large)
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Friends
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Skorokoro (Scrap car)
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Going to Church
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Vegetable Bakkie
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Title: Washing Day
Medium: Single colour chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 37 x 46 cm
Image size: 23.5 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 5 200 (excl.VAT)

Take a look at more prints by Sam Nhlengethwa, grouped by series title

Joburg Selected

Waiting

Goats

The Beat of Drum

The Recyclers

Kind of Blue

Restaurant Series

Glimpses of the 50s and 60s prints

Jazz Prints

Conversations


Tribute Series

Mine Series

Sam Nhlengethwa Print Archive


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