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Lot 277: Walter Whall Battiss - Nesos, fifty-four

South African and International Art

by Strauss & Co

07 November 2016

Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Description: Walter Whall Battiss
Nesos, fifty-four
each signed and numbered 4/25 in pencil in the margin; handrwitten colophone reads: Nesos is the Greek word for island. The contents of this book are images from sixteen Greek islands that I knew. All the serigraphs have been made by me and no printer has touched the pages. There are a few odd proofs and only 25 numbered copies. Walter Battiss, Athens, 1968
executed in 1968
colour silkscreen
53: 28 by 40cm; 1: 34 by 49cm

Exhibited: Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, Walter Battiss: I Invented Myself (The Jack M Ginsberg Collection), 6 July - 9 October 2016

Literature: Warren Siebrits (ed.) (2016) Walter Battiss: I Invented Myself (The Jack M Ginsberg Collection), Johannesburg: The Ampersand Fund. Illustrated in colour on pages 87-93.

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