"Blue Head" (1993-98)

"Blue Head," 1993-98
Etching and aquatint with two hand-painted plates on Velin Arches Blanc paper, 47 1/4 x 36 11/50 inches
Edition of 35
© William Kentridge
Courtesy of the artist

"There is—if not a vampirishness—certainly an appropriation of other people’s distress in the activity of being a writer or an artist. But there is also something in the activity of both—contemplating, depicting, and spending the time with it—which I hope as an artist redeems the activity from one of simple exploitation and abuse."

-William Kentridge