Marna Hattingh has created a wonderful new limited edition screen print with us. Titled “Moment”, it’s a portrait of an emotional state, an inner world, where detailed, colourful anthropomorphic metaphors and mythological and natural references weave into and out of one another, describing a euphoric, dreamlike world in continual flux. She
Among the serious problems that marked the hard lockdown of 2020, were the lesser frustrations that belong more in the notorious First World Problem category. Problems like “What can I do in my leisure time now that outside is forbidden?” and “Why did I panic-buy all these bananas?” seemed to
Our Meet-in-the-making project is coming along nicely, and we now have four of these single-colour screen prints out in the world. Interestingly, there seems to be a dominant theme surfacing – across the works of very different artists with very different styles. It’s the common thread of the natural world
With lockdown extended, we’re really pleased that so many of our artist collaborators have jumped on board the Meet-in-the-making project. Their contributions have been top-notch and plentiful, which means that we’re able to release new downloads every week for your colouring pleasure. It also means that we’ve managed to raise R3900
Lockdown means, among many other unexpected scenarios, that we’re doing things a little differently this month. But there’s good news. We are offering a 10% discount on any screen prints purchased during this time, as a BUY NOW / GET IT LATER special. Now is the time to buy that
Self-taught artist Dominique Zinkpè (b. 1969) is one of Benin’s most celebrated exports. He enjoys global acclaim for his idiosyncratic style and complex, multidisciplinary expression. We had the good fortune to collaborate with him during his recent visit to South Africa. Zinkpé's work interrogates, highlights and satirises ideas drawn from his
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
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.