The two designers and puppeteers of the world famous Hand Spring Puppet company - Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones - need no introduction, but few people know that they met at Michaelis, the art school of the University of Cape Town, as sculpture students.
Three years ago they reached full circle as artists, when the production of War Horse, the stage adaption of Michael Morpurgo's novel, came to South Africa. A series of prints of the designs for the production was commissioned by RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and the two artists eventually took up an artists' residency at the print studio where the prints were produced - the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg.
This rather large (74 x 94 cm) and imposing lithograph is a product of that collaboration. The print is numbered 10 in a limited series of 60.