Accused No.20 Xolile Yona

CCAC #: 0138
Artwork title: Accused No.20 Xolile Yona
Artist(s): Colin Kahanovitz
Year made: 1989
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Pencil on Newsprint
Framed dimensions (in mm): 250 x 180
Artwork series: Upington 14
Source: Donated by artist
Year acquired: 2009
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

A set of drawings of the ‘Upington 14’ who were sentenced to death for a murder that they could not all have committed. The artist was a member of their legal team. Notably, the constitutionality of the death penalty was the first case heard by the Constitutional Court.

CCAC 428378

Photographer: Colin Kahanovitz
Photo copyright: Consult with CCT curatorial team

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