BUTCHER BOYS, an iconic sculpture and its conservation

: Alexander (J.) et al

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53pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2020


The South African National Gallery acquired Jane Alexander's Butcher Boys in 1990. This publication explores the "materiality of the work in relation to its making and later care in a museum context".

Contributions include:

"Postcolonial Grotesque: Jane Alexander's poetic monsters" by Kobena Mercer

"Conversation with the artist", Jane Alexander in conversation with Angela Zehnder

"Role of the Conservator" by Angela Zehnder.