DetailsCode - RR023
Name of Artist - Norman Catherine (South African, 1949-)
Title of work - Endangered Species
Medium - Photolithograph
Description of artwork - This is a limited edition photolithograph by famous South African artist Norman Catherine (1949-). Edition 87/90 in lower left corner, and signed N. Catherine in pencil lower right corner.
Norman Catherine is one of South Africa's leading contemporary artists, having earned a solid reputation as critic of the apartheid regime, and educator and promoter of black artists. As both a sculptor and painter, Catherine works in an assortment of media ranging from oil, acrylic, watercolour, and airbrush, to wood, fibreglass, wire, and metal. Catherine's early work – meticulously airbrushed in a photo-realistic style – has ceded to mixed media assemblages.
Catherine grew up in East London, where he studied at the East London Technical School of Art. He began his career as a commercial artist in the early 1970s in Johannesburg. Shortly thereafter, he began collaborating with Walter Battiss on a project on Fook Island, which involved the building of Fook Manor at Hartebeespoort Dam, designing murals and merchandising.
Size - Artwork - 710 x 510mm
Frame - 1070 x 930 x 35mm
Frame - Wood sprayed black green, with archival white mount.
Condition - The work is in an excellent condition.
Restoration work completed - Tape and tape residue were removed from the back of the work. The work was surface cleaned to remove all dirt and dust.