Bok-bok staan styf

"Bok-bok staan styf"
“Bok-bok staan styf”

Title: “Bok-bok staan styf”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, charcoal on paper, 53×42cm, 2016

The title of the drawing comes from an obscure Afrikaans children’s game. “Bok-bok staan styf, hoeveel vingers het jy op jou lyf?” An attempt at an English translation does not seem to shed any light on its meaning: “Buck-buck stand up straight (or tight), how many fingers on your body?”  

Price: R1 500