Anne Sassoon - Ishmael and Isaac: 1–4, 2001
Anne Sassoon (1943–)
Ishmael and Isaac: 1–4 (2001)
Ink and glue on draft paper, 1393 x 900 mm (x4)
Donated by Albie Sachs and Gill Polonsky in 2001
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.
Photographs by Ben Law Viljoen © CCT