Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Moon
  • William Kentridge
    born 1955
    born: Johannesburg, South Africa ; active: South Africa
  • The Moon, 2004
  • Thinking Aloud, Nine Small Thoughts
  • Where object was made: South Africa
  • drypoint
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 198 x 247 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 356 x 405 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 x 15 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0152.02

Dark fuzzy drypoint lines radiate from moon shape at UR. Handwritten notes stairstep down into composition from ULC to CC. In the bottom half of the composition, a figure sits before a canvas at L, inverted cones taper diagonally behind a line of small figures at R.