Peter Clarke
Fanfare

1 December - 15 January 2005
Peter Clarke is best known for work which reflects the harsh social realities of the disempowered in the Cape. Over the past few years he has been working on a series of collages, entitled Fanfare, which are each accompanied by prose. To date he has completed approximately 70 fan-shaped collages out of a projected 100. The works have been inspired primarily by historical, biblical or literary figures, as well as people who have had a direct influence on Clarke’s life.

Accompanying each ‘fan’ are a few paragraphs of beautifully written text describing the particular person's thoughts. In some cases the prose includes quotes from the character’s own writings, and in others Clarke creates dialogue that he imagines would represent their thought processes.

The fan series therefore draws both on Clarke's visual and literary talents – a fitting culmination to the career of an artist and writer who turned 75 in 2004. The exhibition of Clarke’s Fanfare series will be accompanied by the launch of a book in celebration of the work of this important artist.

To view the essay from the Fanfare book click here.



1.
"Poem by Lao-tse"


2.
Ghost


3.
Poem by H P van Wyk Blouw


4.
The Girl of the Milky Way


5.
Spirit-World: Khoi-San


sold


6.
For Those No Longer With Us


7.
Icarus


8.
Theseus


9.
Croesus’ Daughter


10.
Nefertiti


11.
Alexander the Great


12.
Lot’s Wife


13.
Bathsheba


14.
The Queen of Sheba


15.
Salome


16.
The Inn Keeper


17.
Lazarus


18.
Papermaker


sold


19.
The Amulets of Confucius


20.
Basho


21.
Montezuma


22.
St George


23.
Marie Antoinette


24.
Don Juan


25.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


26.
Robinson Crusoe


sold


27.
Sleeping Princess


28.
Little Match Girl


sold


29.
Jack & the Beanstalk


30.
Queen Victoria (Just a thought)


sold


31.
The Duchess


sold


32.
A Lady of the Night (& Day)


sold


33.
Comrade Lenin


34.
The Paramount Chief


sold


35.
Sei Shonagon (10th cent. Japan): notes for a 20th century pillow book


36.
The King of China’s Daughter


37.
The President’s Lady


38.
Miss Haversham


39.
Dorian Gray


40.
Carmen


sold


41.
Siren


42.
Notes for a Diary: Iowa City/Chicago/Tokyo/Ocean View


43.
Mrs Claus


44.
Eva/Krotoa


sold


45.
Maria van der Kaap


sold


46.
Incendiary


sold


47.
The Wicked Witch


48.
Miles Davis


49.
The Beat Generation (Cape Flats Style)


sold


50.
Shack Dweller


sold


51.
A Revolutionary Writer


sold


52.
Unknown Youth, Soweto 1976


sold


53.
Mrs Tutu


54.
(Non)-Voter?


sold


55.
Censor


56.
Knight in Shining Armour


57.
Post Mistress (P.A: Post Apartheid)


58.
Traveler


sold


59.
Wanderer


sold


60.
Refugee


sold


61.
Outsider


62.
A Good Cook


63.
The Caterer


64.
Impoverished & Hungry, Day Dreamer


sold


65.
Drop-Out


66.
Big Sister/Little Mother (Aids Orphans)


sold


67.
Hermit


68.
Bushman Artist


sold


69.
After Sharaku (18th century artist of Kabuki theatre)


70.
Whistler’s Mother


71.
Paul Gauguin


72.
Guernica


73.
Matisse


74.
Munakata


75.
Schwitters


76.
Jackson Pollock: A Fable


77.
Mondriaan


78.
Alberto Burri


79.
Miro


80.
Mark Rothko


81.
Franz Kline (20th cent. Abstract Expressionist Artist, USA)


82.
Isamu Noguchi


83.
Christo Coetzee


84.
The Lappiesman


85.
Helen Martins


86.
Faith Loy Plaut


87.
Christo


88.
Nicolaas Maritz
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89.
Georges Adeagbo


90.
Sam Nhlengethwa


sold


91.
A Great Artist


92.
Tattooed Man


93.
Geisha


94.
Brit-Helene (in Asker)


95.
An Interior Decorator


sold


96.
The Star


97.
The Butterfly Collector


98.
The Fortune Teller


99.
Out-Patient, False Bay Hospital


sold


100.
Charon, The Ferryman

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