Vladimir Tretchikoff's 'Kwela Boy' depicts the Leader of the group of three Kwela players shown by Tretchikoff in another study -”Penny Whistlers”. Master of his simple instrument, this player obtains better tone by twisting the mouthpiece between his lips.
The original oil painting, Penny Whistlers, was first exhibited in Cape Town in 1959. It reveals Tretchikoff's development as a socially conscious artist. Up to this point, his depictions of black Africans had been restricted to 'exotic' stereotypes, generalised figures in traditional dress. This painting marks a departure point, in that it locates the sitters in a specific time a space. Tretchikoff would have encountered these young whistlers on the streets of Cape Town.
Tretchikoff fans now have the opportunity to purchase NEW Tretchikoff Art Prints, which are available in a wider range of artworks than is available than our Vintage Print range.
These NEW Tretchikoff Art Prints are printed under the supervision of the Tretchikoff family, using the finest quality inks, art papers, and canvases, that modern day technology has to offer.
These NEW Tretchikoff Art Prints are printed onto Art Canvas, and are available in following sizes:
1. A3 (29.7cm x 42cm)
2. A2 (42cm x 59.4cm)
3. A1 (59.4cm x 84.1cm)
4. A0 (84.1cm x 118.9cm)
Please select your required size from the drop-down menu on the right hand side of this page.
Kindly note that, due to the unique dimensions of each artwork, sizes will vary slightly from the above in order for the artwork to fit properly. We prefer not to crop the images to fit the size, but rather adjust the size of the print to fit the artwork, and therefore the above dimensions may not be exact depending entirely on the artwork.
Our Tretchikoff Paper Art Prints are individually printed to order, using the latest digital print technologies and finest quality inks, as would be fitting for the world's most reproduced artist. Our printers have a 7 day lead time, and you should therefore plan to receive your print within 10 days for SA customers, and 21 days for delivery addresses outside of SA, after order placement.
Also, please note that shipping of framed artworks is extremely expensive, and there is a high risk of damage, and therefor for all orders for these prints will be delivered rolled up in a tube.