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 informative books and catalogues 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 and teachers or lecturers. To date we have published 15 books in the series. 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
A few other titles we have published 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 William Kentridge Nose.
David Krut Bookstores, Johannesburg
151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Arts On Main, Downtown City East, Johannesburg
David Krut Print Workshop
David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) – situated at Arts on Main – was established in the year 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 from South Africa, Africa and abroad.
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, as well as creative interests including children’s books, fashion, film and photography. The space 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 separate location a few doors down from our workshop. The Project/Gallery space has hosted a number of exhibitions, book launches and other events, including the launch of William Kentridge Flute, Senzo Shabangu, Stephen Hobbs, Mary Wafer, Faith47, Robyn Penn, Quinten Williams, Andzrej Nowicki, Art Bank JHB, Ryan Arenson, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Julian Opie, Maja Maljevic, Virginia MacKenny, Willem Boshoff, Alice Maher, Gail Behrmann, Nathaniel Stern, and many more.
David Krut Projects, New York
The David Krut Projects gallery in Chelsea, New York acts as a satellite space to promote contemporary South African art, as well as a flexible space for collaborative and unique projects with artists such as El Anatsui, Kate McCrickard, Gary Schneider, Stephen Antonakos, Joseph Hart, Nnenna Okore, Cannonball Press, Tom Huck, Suzanne McClelland, Phil Sanders, Christopher Cozier, and Locust Jones amongst others.
DAVID KRUT BOOKSTORES
Arts on Main:
DAVID KRUT PRINT WORKSHOPS
DKW Arts on Main, Workshop Manager and Printer: Jillian Ross
David Krut Projects, Arts on Main, Manager: Mary Wafer
DKW Arts on Main printer: Kim-Lee Loggenberg
DKW Arts on Main printer’s assistant: Neo Mahlasela and Chad Codeiro
DKW Parkwood Administration: Siphiwe Ncube
DKW Arts on Main Administration: Nomazitah Ngwenya
DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, JOHANNESBURG
Manager: Amé Snyman
Assistant: Elzette de Beer
Media: Claudia Bentel
DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, CAPE TOWN:
Manager: Jacqueline Nurse
Assistant: Daniel Hewson
DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, NEW YORK
Manager: Miranda Leighfield
Assistant: Meghan Johnson
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