A new reading: A letter from Battiss

Times Live | Graham Wood:

Most obvious is that art collector and philanthropist Jack Ginsberg is donating his personal collection of more than 700 works to the museum. This alone will become a significant influence on Battiss scholarship. A beautifully produced book that accompanies the exhibition includes not just essays and a catalogue, but a comprehensive reference system for future researchers navigating the collection. The second attention-grabbing factor is that the curator of the exhibition, Warren Siebrits, an art dealer and Battiss expert who has been instrumental in sourcing important works for Ginsberg’s collection, discovered “a major cache” of 103 letters in the Unisa archive in Pretoria… Read more

Image: Dangerous Liaisons: ‘Bathers on Rock’ (1978), watercolour on paper, one of the works on show from today at the Wits Art Museum