South African Artists at Home by Paul Duncan

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An artist’s canvas reflects the face he chooses to show to the world, but the place in which that art is made is seldom revealed. Paul Duncan was given unparalleled access into the homes and lives of fifteen of South Africa’s most revered artists. Over countless mugs of coffee or glasses of wine, he listened and observed as they spoke about their lives, loves and the way they make their art.

South African Artists at Home takes the reader into some very private spaces, affording us a glimpse of what the artist goes home to at the end of the day. For some, the work space and home space are irrevocably intertwined. For others, home is a sanctuary. Or perhaps it is the studio that is the sanctuary and home is where ‘real life’ happens. Either way, if you have an interest in art, artists, and the often bizarre way that making art intersects with living life, you’ll find this book intriguing.

The following artists and their homes are featured: Conrad Botes, Willem Boshoff, Kate Gottgens, Willie Bester, Jody Paulsen, Hylton Nel, Tom Cullberg, Roger Ballen, Michael Taylor, Sanell Aggenbach and Brett Murray, Beezy Bailey, Sam Nhlengethwa, Johann Louw and Barend de Wet.

Paul Duncan is the founder of Paul Duncan Media and the author of a number of books including, most recently, Hidden Cape Town, Cape Town Louis Vuitton City Guide, Style Icons, and two collections of South African interiors: Down South and Down South Two. A former editorial director at Condé Nast Independent Magazines and editor of Condé Nast’s House & Garden (South Africa), Paul was educated in Cape Town and at the University of Edinburgh. As an independent media consultant, he works with a variety of organisations including Fiera Milano, Cape Town Design NPC, Cape Craft & Design Institute and Condé Nast International.

He was also responsible for the abridgement and picture research for Nelson Mandela’s Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom.

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