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Walter Battiss by Walter Battiss
Walter by Battiss; Battiss by Walter; Walter by Walter; Battiss by Battiss

Item date(s): n.d.

Barry Davidow  - (interview by)
Manie (aka Hoobie) Eager  - (interview by)
Esmé Berman  - (preface by)
Walter Battiss  (1906-1982) - (interview with)
Esmé Berman  - (signed by)
Walter Battiss  (1906-1982) - (title)


Pages: unpaged
Size: 294mm
Inscription: Signed by Esme Berman


Place publication: Pretoria, RSA
Publisher: Documents of South African Art in cooperation with the Fook Madgic Press
Battiss bibliography 26

Additional notes:
This document is the final product of over twenty-four hours of interviews with Walter Battiss, taped aover a period of about two months. In cooperation with the Fook Madgic Press. Printed by the Central Print Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand.

The photographs of Battiss on the front cover are by Manie Eager and the photomontage was by Barry Davidow. They were taken on the occasion of the photograph at Giotto Hill when Battiss was demonstrating how he had posted nude for Jean Welz (probably in Cape Town). This photograph shows my Welz drawing in the background - it is item 1033 in the art database: Portrait of Walter Battiss.

The second photograph from the top on the right labeled "Ferd the Third" is identifyable from the pose and the background items; the angle is slightly different.

This publication was printed by the Central Print Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand at 1 Jan Smuts Ave., Johannesburg.

Ref: SA/0802







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