84.5 x 84.0 x 40.0 Size (cm)
33.3 x 33.1 x 15.7 Size (in)William Kentridge’s "Lexicon" (2017) is an accumulation of elemental symbols within the artist’s larger practice, in the form of a set of forty-four bronze glyphs. This sculptural vocabulary is comprised of symbols, abstract forms, portraits, texts and the commonplace objects, ubiquitous in his oeuvre, that have become iconic of his work.
In late 2017 and early 2018, Kentridge chose a group of ten glyphs from the small-scale "Lexicon" set of 44 and each glyph has been increased to a larger scale of approximately 1m each in height. This is an intermediary stage in a project that will finally see an even smaller group of these bronzes enlarged to a monumental scale of approximately 3m in height.