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PENNY SIOPIS

Shame: Pools, 2004

A rare and significant print from one of the country's top artists.

"In this series, I reflect on the public and psychological state of shame in our current times. However powerfully shame is recognized as part of our human condition it is difficult to represent. Like love, which may be shame's antidote, it is often only manifest in clichéd and mannered forms. Shame: pools deliberately uses such forms and awkward child-like references to mark shame as a primary psychological state of self-exposure a child experiences and to which the adult self returns." - Penny Siopis

Photograph of print: Natasha Christopher

Three plate colour etching with collaged found plastic objects and hand stamping. Hand printed on 300gsm BFK Rives. Paper size is 87 cm x 39.5 cm and is pencil signed by the artist at bottom right. Embossed with the Editions for ArtThrob chop.

Edition: 60

Prices:
Editions 11 - 29: R 5 500, US$ 647, Euros 478
Editions 30 - 45: R 6 000, US$ 706, Euros 522
Editions 46 - 60: R 6 500, US$ 765, Euros 565
 

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