Kentridge’s work “Bicycle Kick” was originally made for the Official Art Print Edition 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Soon after its publication it became clear that Kentridge had hit a nerve with the football and art loving community worldwide. The work instantly turned out to be iconic. It undisputedly counts among the best works that exist on the subject of football today. As the Kentridge print therefore remains in consistent demand, it is re-issued for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
William Kentridge (1955-) is one of the world’s highest ranking contemporary artists whose art has become very influential since the mid 1990’s. Kentridge’s virtuosity is unmistakable, his visual art spans across traditional media and techniques such as printmaking and drawing, to pioneering short movies, large-scale installations, and theatre performances. William Kentridge's art can perhaps be best described as the art of energetic movement, both subtly and graphically, through social and political issues. It is an evocative fusion of experience, fiction and imagination. Kentridge has achieved distinction in the international art arena and acclaim from critics, academia, art dealers and the public alike. He has won prestigious international awards. In the past two years William Kentridge’s work has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera and MoMA in New York, Jeu de Paume and the Louvre in Paris, La Scala in Milan, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna.