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David Krut Publishing Makes eBook Downloads Easier with iPad App

 
David Krut Publishing has released an iTunes app which will allow you to download a selection of their titles as eBooks directly from your iPad. Books currently available via the app include the complete set of 15 TAXI Art Books.

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TAXI-005: Lien BothaTAXI-004TAXI-003TAXI-002TAXI-001: Jo Ractliffe

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November Issue of Classic Feel Profiles TAXI Art Books

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The November issue of Classic Feel features an article on the TAXI art book series published by David Krut. The TAXI books cover artists such as Jo Ractliffe, Samson Mudzunga, Deborah Bell, Willem Boshoff, Sandile Zulu, Diane Victor, and Paul Stopforth and are an “invaluable” reference:

The TAXI Art Books, published by internationally renowned David Krut Publishing, have become invaluable reference works in terms of providing comprehensive information on a selection of South Africa’s key contemporary artists. The TAXI Art Books series comprises monographs on 15 contemporary South African artists from Noria Mabasa through to Steven Cohen.

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When Painting Pays: An Inspiring Case from Nigeria

An Artistâ��s HandbookNigerian painter Ayo Phillips, who goes by the name “AY”, is an artist specialising in portraiture – and he makes a living off it. Coming from a polygamous home with many siblings, there was not enough money to finance his school-leaving certificate. So AY packed his things and left home, with nothing but a flair for drawing to get on by. After spending three years under the tutelage of a master, AY successfully managed to set up his own outfit known as the AY Art Link located at the ever-busy Allen Junction in Lagos.

About his studying he says, “To be honest with you, it was not easy at all so I put in extra effort to learn as much as I could within a very short period so I could be on my own as quickly as possible. I had initially signed a three-year contract for the training but I ended up spending only one year and six months,”.

AY is making a living off his patience and diligence, fetching as much as N70,000 – about R3400 – or more for a single portrait.

Want to be like AY? Get An Artist’s Handbook: Materials and Techniques from David Krut, a perfect reference guide for a budding artist.

“All I have done, I have done on my own with no help from anybody. After my secondary school education, I worked with an outfit for sometime and had to resign because although the salary was small, it was not regular. My salary then was N4,500.

And one day, I decided to quit because even if the salary was regular, it was too little. How on earth was I going to get married and take care of my family with N4,500 monthly salary?” he asked.

God had other plans for him because he had blessed him with a great talent which he discovered and put to use.

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Endgame, an Exhibition by Standard Bank’s Young Artist for Visual Art, Michael MacGarry

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Skill Set 1: Graphic DesignThe Herald profiles Michael MacGarry’s latest work: Endgame, currently showing at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum until the 5th of September. The exhibition showcases an eclectic collection of MacGarry’s works, including a multi-medium sculpture and several audio-visual installations:

ENTERING the darkened exhibition room where this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, Michael MacGarry, is exhibiting Endgame, one feels the need to ask some pertinent questions about the direction of contemporary visual art over the past few years.

Have postmodern cultural theorists slowly but surely been stifling the visual arts with pretentious theory? Have avant garde writings about cultural identity, gender equality or in MacGarry’s case – politics and governance within the Sub-Saharan-African nation-states after their so-called independence – overtaken art itself? Just a thought, especially when I glimpse over my shoulder at previous Standard Bank Young Artists for Visual Art winners such as photographer Pieter Hugo.

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  • Skill Set 1: Graphic Design: A Primer in South African Graphic Design by Michael MacGarry
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    EAN: 9780981404202

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