The Erotic Drawings of Anton Kannemeyer, dating from 1994 to 2014, are drawn from the artist's journals and sketchbooks as well as the commercial work that he did for Loslyf (an Afrikaans version of Hustler, 1995-1997). The title is an obvious reference to, and subversion of, similarly titled collected works by famous artists, yet the iconoclastic assault in Kannemeyer's work is often not erotic but rather confrontational towards the values surrounding sex and nudity in the 'new' South Africa. Even though these values have changed radically in the last 20 years, Kannemeyer continues to use such imagery because it allows for raw conceptual debates about our values and double standards. As in Kannemeyer's Bitterkomix work, the target here is mostly the white Afrikaner male. The book features an essay by Antjie Krog and has a limited print run of 600 copies (including 100 signed copies with yellow covers and 10 special editions with red covers and original drawings), bound to become collector's items.
Published by Stevenson | 2014
Hardcover, 104 pages | ISBN 978-0-620-60026-2 | Price: R500 (orange cover)
Limited edition (yellow cover) | Unavailable