“Over the course of the few pages which follow I would like to share with you, in all sincerity, my passion for life, both of which make me who I am. I do not, of course, lay claim to the truth; no one would be so pretentious. In fact, the relationship with contemporary art which I have had the good fortune and the pleasure of developing, and that mainly in South Africa, is nothing more than a simple story of love emanating from the heart and the gut. It therefore only involves me and is but one of so many others made up of moments, meetings, events, impressions and reflections, without any didactic intentions or pretensions. Other people, far more erudite and better equipped to do so, can come to your aid in academic, historic, scientific or philosophical matters if the desire takes you to prolong our encounter.
Putting words and ideas onto paper like this is for me the simplest way to get to the approximate core of what I believe, to sketch its silhouette. This is the synthesis of what has been transmitted to me, through love, education and through the daily experience of living. All has been given, entrusted to me. I have received everything. For several years I have felt the need to pass it on in turn. The loss of my brother, André, reminded me of the urgency, as the price of sorrow.
I dedicate this book to him. He did not have the time to talk to you…”
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