Johannesburg, South Africa
The last i-jusi Magazine was published just a little over 2 years ago (i-jusi translates loosely as “juice” in Zulu)—begun in 1994, it was an experimental graphics magazine by longtime designer friend Garth Walker, born along with “the New South Africa” and posing the question: What makes me African?
By dent of being on the i-jusi mailing list, I received notice today of the launch of the first i-jusi Portfolio (which recently made its debut at the Joburg Art Fair). The portfolio consists of 10 lithographs (7 graphic, 3 photographic; each signed by the artist) in an edition of 50. The selected works are by renowned South African artists who have been featured in i-jusi Magazine and include David Goldblatt, Pieter Hugo, Anton Kannemeyer, Mark Kannemeyer, Brandt Botes, Conrad Botes, Garth Walker, Wilhelm Kruger, Bride Vosloo, and Mikhael Subotzky.
Sales have apparently been brisk… with just over 20 of the 50 editions sold (buyers include San Francisco MOMA, the library of the International Center of Photography in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, and the Minneapolis Art Institute).