William Kentridge Donates Work to George Eastman Museum


William Kentridge, Stereoscope, 1999. Courtesy George Eastman Museum


The South African artist William Kentridge has donated his complete set of films, videos, and digital works to the newly renamed George Eastman Museum. Kentridge is known for working in a wide range of media, including animated films created with a succession of charcoal drawings, which he photographs before erasing, made on a single sheet of paper. His gift includes more than 100 works spanning his entire career, from Discourse on a Chair, 1985, to More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015. It also includes many reels of unedited original camera footage and projection prints.