"Art in a State of Grace" (1988)

"Art in a State of Grace," 1988
Silkscreen on Velin Arches 300 grams per square meter and brown paper, 63 x 39 3/8 inches
© William Kentridge
Courtesy of the artist

"The political interest in what happens in South Africa is very much part of the work. When I started working as an artist, one of the questions that seemed inescapable to me was how one finds an adequate way (whether it’s adequate or not is open to debate) of not initially illustrating a society that one lives in, but allows what happens there to be part of the work, the vocabulary, and the raw material that is dealt with."

-William Kentridge