David Krut Publishing (DKP) was established in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997 when David Krut produced the first major publication on William Kentridge in CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM provided an insight into the multi-media talents of Kentridge, and in so doing, alerted the public to the diverse creative talents to be found in post-apartheid South Africa. We have gone on to publish several more titles on Kentridge (see the bookstore page), as well as a range of other books on contemporary South African art and architecture.
David Krut Publishing Today
DKP publishes high quality books on contemporary South African art and architecture with the intention of encouraging an awareness of the wealth of creative talent in South Africa and promoting local writing on a range of subjects.
TAXI Art Books
In 2000 David Krut Publishing began to publish the TAXI Art Books, the first-ever series of monographs on contemporary South African artists. The TAXI Art Books seek to draw attention to the important work being produced by South African artists, and are also an excellent educational resource for both school and tertiary learners. To date we have published 14 books in the series, with TAXI-015 Paul Stopforth forthcoming in 2010. Each book is accompanied by an Educational Supplement containing valuable teaching material for secondary school and tertiary institution visual arts teachers.
As befits its name, TAXI is also a vehicle supporting various other development and outreach initiatives.
Other Books from David Krut Publishing
In addition to the newest addition to the TAXI Art Books series, TAXI-014 Mmakgabo Mmankgato Mmapula Hellen Sebidi, David Krut Publishing publishes other titles on contemporary South African art and architecture.
Our most recent titles are l’Afrique: A Tribute to Maria Stein-Lessing and Leopold Spiegel, Johannes Phokela: I like my neighbours, Dis-Location / Re-Location: Exploring Alienation and Identity in South Africa, Skill Set 1: A Primer In South African Graphic Design, Art and Justice, Handspring Puppet Company, and, most recently, William Kentridge Nose.
David Krut Bookstores, Johannesburg
140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Arts On Main, Downtown City East, Johannesburg
David Krut Print Workshop
David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) – now situated at Arts on Main – was established in 2000 to provide professional printmaking facilities in Johannesburg. In the collaborative environment of the workshop, artists and printmakers create limited-edition and unique works on paper. We have worked with over 65 established and emerging artists.
David Krut Projects, Cape Town
Located at the beautiful Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, this Cape Town extension of our Johannesburg activities offers a wide range of magnificent art titles and regularly shows works from David Krut Print Workshop, and is managed by Jacqueline Nurse.
David Krut Projects, Johannesburg
Launched in March 2007, David Krut Projects is a seperate location a few doors down from our Bookstore and print Workshop. The Project/Gallery space has hosted a number of exhibitions, book launches and other events, including the launch of William Kentridge Flute, Andzrej Nowicki, The Pre-Crapelites, Brooklyn-based Cannonball Press, Art Bank JHB, Ryan Arenson, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Julian Opie, Maja Maljevic, Virginia MacKenny, Alexandra Ross, Willem Boshoff, Alice Maher, Gail Behrmann, Nathaniel Stern, and many more.
David Krut Projects, New York
DAVID KRUT PUBLISHING AND BOOKSTORES
Bookstore Operations, Johannesburg:
DAVID KRUT PRINT WORKSHOPS
DKW Workshops Manager and Printer: Jillian Ross (Posts by Jillian)
DKW Arts on Main printers: Mlungisi Kongisa and Talya Lubinsky
DKW Parkwood Administration: Siphiwe Ncube
DKW Arts on Main Administration: Nomazitah Ngwenya and Kate Arthur
DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, JOHANNESBURG
Luke Crossley (Posts by Luke)
DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, CAPE TOWN:
Manager: Jacqueline Nurse
Assistant: Daniel Hewson
DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, NEW YORK
(Posts by David)