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Bitterkomix 18 – front cover by Conrad Botes

US $469.06

BITTERKOMIX – front cover (2020) – hand-pulled screen print by Conrad Botes. See more of Conrad’s work here, and follow him on Instagram.

  • 11-colour screen print on 100% archival paper (BFK Rives 250gsm)
  • Paper size: 560x760mm
  • Limited edition of 25
  • Numbered and signed by the artist
  • Hand-printed in South Africa
  • Prints are sold unframed; framing available on enquiry

For the cover of Bitterkomix 18,Conrad Botes makes a reference to Francisco Goya’s famous painting, Saturn Devouring His Son, and its allegory of patriarchy and the abuse of power.

Botes writes: “I rely heavily on the use of allegory in my work. This is why I often choose biblical narratives or myths as vehicles for political allegories. They have a familiarity and a directness that viewers know and can relate to, yet they hold the potential to mimic reality and subvert belief systems and ideologies.”

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Conrad Botes (b. 1969) came to fame (and notoriety) as one half of the brains behind Bitterkomix – a subversive and biting satirical publication started in 1992 with fellow student Anton Kannemeyer. Targeting Afrikaner and South African culture and its sacred issues of race, politics and religion, subjects are portrayed in an irreverent and provocative comic book format.

Botes has held solo shows in Sydney, London, New York and Bologna, and participated in numerous international group exhibitions and biennales, notably; at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2011 and in 2001 alongside artist greats Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, William Kentridge, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol at the Galleria of Modern Art in Bergamo, Italy.

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Additional information

Weight 0.5 g
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 61 cm

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