CCAC #: 0601
Artwork title: Apocalypse
Artist(s): Norman Catherine
Year made: 1980
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Lithograph (hand separated, offset)
Framed dimensions (in mm): 550 x 455
Edition: 00/100
Source: Donated by the artist
Year acquired: 2021
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

In making this work in New York, the artist drew inspiration from the film Apocalypse Now and Pink Floyd's album The Wall (both 1979). The wall and colours symbolise apartheid's brutality, similar to Catherine's lithograph Premonition of War. The tree evokes movement; a black hole opens up to new beginnings but also uncertainty.

Themes: Justice under a tree

CCAC 429304

Photographer: Norman Catherine
Photo copyright: CCT

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