Writer Lana Jacobson and curator, researcher, art consultant and gallery owner Natalie Knight visited David Krut Projects on Tuesday afternoon (13 January) as part of Jacobson’s research into the biography she is writing on Knight.
Knight and Krut had a business partnership, which in the early years primarily involved bringing international artworks to South Africa, that lasted some 10 years, beginning with their first exhibition in 1980, Whatever Happened to Pop Art? Knight and Krut also collaborated on the first print published by David Krut, Joe Tilson’s Oak Mantra in 1981. Their 1984 group exhibition American Art Now featured several Andy Warhol prints, which Krut cringingly recalls sold for a mere R1000!
Jacobson chatted to Krut about his partnership with Knight in the 1980s, and their early forays into the art world – Krut began his working life as an accountant, and Knight as lawyer!
Knight was recently recognised with a lifetime achievement award for arts and culture in South Africa at the annual Most Influential Women in Business and Government in Africa Awards (August 2014).
Look out for Jacobson’s upcoming biography of Knight covering her long and varied career in the arts.