Trim size: 242 x 250mm
Page count: 286
Imagery: Full colour and black and white photographs and illustrations
Publication date: March 2011
Dumile Feni: The Story of a Great Artist – Volume 1 was written and published following The Dumile Feni Retrospective at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2005. Written by Prince Mbusi Dube, who curated the exhibition, the aim of this book is to bring the story of one of South Africa’s greatest artists to the world.
The Dumile Feni story will be published in three volumes. This book, Volume 1, details Feni’s life from his birth in 1942 until he left South Africa in 1968. Volume 2 will document his life in exile in the United Kingdom from 196 –1978 while Volume 3 will cover his life in exile in the United States from 1978–1991. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of Feni’s artworks and photographs, this book reads like a history of South Africa as it provides, through a biographical account of Dumile’s life, a social commentary on what was happening in the South African art world at a particular moment in time and place.