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Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke Launched at David Krut (Report and Photos)

Listening to Distant ThundernullListening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke by art historians Elizabeth Rankin and Philippa Hobbs was launched at David Krut Bookstore in Johannesburg recently.

Listening to Distant Thunder is the first book about the life and work of the legendary Peter Clarke, whose remarkable career extended over six decades.

The launch was attended by Hobbs and Mohamed Raffee, who sponsored the reprint of the book. Hobbs said Listening to Distant Thunder is a chronicle of Clarke’s work, which reflected South African society.

Read the article (plus photos):

“Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke recounts an artist’s life in the context of the social history of South Africa from the 1940s onwards. His images reflect the social disruption of the Cape Flats, and the trauma of his community’s forced removal from Simons Town to the bleak apartheid township of Ocean View. Yet Clarke’s images have avoided bitterness, and his work is a perceptive scrutiny and celebration of life in all its aspects.”

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