KYKAFRIKAANS by Willem Boshoff



R6,000 - R8,000


KYKAFRIKAANS by Willem Boshoff

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Johannesburg: Pannevis, 1980

4to, 95pp. Original softcover binding, with black lettering to covers and spine. Monochrome photograph to front cover.

Copy of the South African artist Guiseppe Cattaneo, with his name stamp to title page and fore edge of textblock.

"KykAfrikaans is one of the most remarkable books ever published in South Africa. More than twenty years after it first appeared it still looks unlike anything else produced here. It was without precedent and has found no imitators. What makes it more remarkable is that its author was on the fringes of the tradition of concrete poetry in which it belongs.

In the late seventies, he is working in a tradition that is hardly visible in South Africa, a neglect which the appearance of his book does little to change. In recent years, as his reputation as an artist has grown, it is his poems in the more purely concrete style, the works of 'visual literature', that have come back to the surface, for obvious reasons. Although some of them are better known as prints, my reading favours the original versions as they appeared in the book forms." (Ivan Vladislavic, as quoted by

*Location: Johannesburg branch

Condition: Very good. Light rubbing, small creases, minor stains and some light foxing to the covers. Small closed tear to front cover at tail of spine. Minor bowing to the bottom corners of last few pages. Text is clean, and copy is well bound.

Auction Date: 16th Oct 2023 at 10am

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