WALTER BATTISS, "I invented myself", The Jack Ginsberg Collection

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R 1,900.00
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335pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2016


Includes a Fook Island bank note, loosely inserted. 


Catalogue of the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2014.

The bulk of the exhibition comes from a collection of artworks, books and ephemera collected by Jack Ginsberg over more than 25 years. At the end of the exhibition, the collection will become part of WAM's permanent holdings and form the nucleus of a major Walter Battiss Archive.

Foreword by Julia Charlton.
Includes the essays:
"The Five Lives of Walter Battiss, 'my art celebrates life, love, freedom'" by Warren Siebrits
"Rock Pools and Islands: the imaginative landscape of Walter Battiss, the King of Fook" by Karel Nel
"Figuring Fook, Walter Battiss's Fook Script and the Fook language" by Jack Ginsberg.
Also includes a descriptive bibliography complied by Jack Ginsberg.