Self-taught artist Dominique Zinkpè (b. 1969) is one of Benin’s most celebrated exports, who enjoys global acclaim for his idiosyncratic style and complex, multidisciplinary expression. His work interrogates, highlights and satirises ideas drawn from his context, his Beninese heritage providing a rich inspiration and visual language. The country’s history, pre
As part of our new and improved website, we’re launching a 50ty/50ty collection called Special Projects, to showcase some very particular interests of ours. Think big names, bigger ideas, large scale and small editions. With Special Projects, we get to push the limits of the art of screen print and
We’re very pleased to release our second collaboration with Renée Rossouw, whose first 50ty/50ty artwork launched almost exactly two years ago and was a sold-out success. With every December sale of Mirage, we will donating 5% of the proceeds to Abalimi Bezekhaya, a non-profit organisation that helps unemployed people in
This month, Cape Town offers us two must-see solo exhibitions by 50ty/50ty collaborators – John Murray and Marlene Steyn. Murray’s show, Sum of its Parts, is on until the end of November at WHATIFTHEWORLD and offers “a reconciliation of [his] two signature styles, abstract and figurative painting”, by presenting his creative processes.
Just two years ago, we released a screen print by Alexia Vogel – and you loved it. Swelter sold out fast, and we’ve had many, many requests for another of her works ever since. We’re not surprised – she’s an incredible young talent who keeps moving from strength to strength, having recently held
Louis de Villiers’ brand new artwork, "May flowers grow in the bed of your sins", is available via our online shop as usual, but a limited number will also be for sale at Kalashnikovv’s First Thursdays event this week, to coincide with his recent solo at the gallery, We Ouchea.
The cost of artworks is a subject often veiled in mystery and elitism. But because it’s Turbine time, because we released a higher-priced artwork last month, and because increasing accessibility to the art market is one of our core objectives – we’d like to offer a brief explainer of how
50ty/50ty collaborator Ruby Swinney graduated in 2015 with a sold-out exhibition, then followed that with a solo show at WHATIFTHEWORLD and a solo booth at the Cape Town Art Fair. And now – not even three years into her career – a solo exhibition of her work is debuting at