The big picture: An Art-O-Biography
Author: Natalie Knight
Format: Portrait; 280mm x 220mm; Paperback
The Big Picture is Natalie Knight’s Art-o-Biography – part-memoir, part-art history, filled with beautiful art images, society photos of the time and the stories behind many of the pieces she sold. Natalie rubbed shoulders with the who’s who in the art and socialite world as owner of the landmark gallery in Hyde Park (1981- 1995). She introduced the works of major international artists such as Andy Warhol and David Hockney.
She exhibited the works of many South African artists including William Kentridge, Willem Boshoff, Esther Mahlangu, and Alfred Thoba before they became well-known. In her Art-o-Biography, Natalie remembers the guts, glory (and a little gossip) of the International and South African art scene—with all its ego, talent, quirkiness and glamour. This book is a beautiful photographic romp through art and social history.
About Natalie Knight
Gallerist—Founder of Natalie Knight Gallery, Hyde Park
- Feature writer, playwright and art historian
- Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa
- Curator of several shows honouring Nelson Mandela, venues include the Constitutional Court, Johannesburg and South African Embassy, London
- Art curator at Wits on the West Campus
- Recipient of the MIW Lifetime Achiever Award for Africa 2014 for contribution to Arts and Culture
- Internationally recognized authority on Ndebele and Shangaan art
- Author and editor of several books on African art and culture
- The Knight/Priebatsch Ndebele collection has been sourced for major international exhibitions and catalogues, including the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada; The British Museum, London, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C; Wits Art Museum and Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa; and many others.For more information visit www.knightgalleries.net