Ishmael and Isaac 2

CCAC #: 0220
Artwork title: Ishmael and Isaac 2
Artist(s): Anne Sassoon
Year made: 2001
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Ink and glue on draft paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 1560 x 1070
Artwork series: Ishmael and Isaac
Source: Donated by Albie Sachs and Gill Polonsky
Year acquired: 2001
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

The artist depicts characters in a theatrical style, exploring duality and division. Her work is influenced by apartheid's politics of Othering. This work depicts the Bible's half-brothers Ishmael and Isaac; they also appear in the Koran but with their roles switched, signifying that no one truth or interpretation is absolute for everyone.

CCAC 437712

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: Artist

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