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old heads in modern masks

Item date(s): 1993

Malcolm Payne  - (edited by)
Peter Carstens  - (bookbinding by)

Pages: 139pp
Size: 540mm
Inscription: Signed by all participants
Edition: #33/50

Place publication: Cape Town, RSA
Publisher: Axeage Private Press
Cat. 197;236-C6
Exhibition 96; 17; 19

Additional notes:
Colophon: "This private edition with 14 original monochrome etchings and seven etched renderings of the 'Mafikeng Heads' by Malcolm Payne, each signed and numbered by the artist. All the etchings were printed from the original copper plates, on Zerkall Buetten paper 145gsm, by Paulus Paas. Each copy is hand bound in quarter leather by Peter Carstens. Screenprinted cover design by Malcolm Payne."

A visual, archaeological and historical reading of the Lydenburg Heads.

See also: the pamphlet of the same name (SA/014) with an essay by Ivor Powell.

Exhibition notes:
;Item 197 in the exhibition 'Artists Books in the Ginsberg Collection' at the Johannesburg Art

Gallery 25/8/96-27/10/96.

Item 0236 - C6c ZA on Booknesses: Artists' books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection.

UJ Art Gallery, University of Johannesburg

25 March to 5 May 2017

Samplings: South African Artists' Books

Basement Gallery, WAM

26 March to 6 July 2019

Ref: GB/10064


Fragments: An archaeological biography
 Patricia Davison (essay by)

Tales and heads, bodies and landscapes
 Martin Hall (essay by)

The Mafikeng Heads
 Malcolm Payne (essay by)

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