This sequel publication only contains the new works acquired since the publication of Revisions: Expanding the narrative of South African art in 2007. This new publication is an indispensable supplementary volume that makes extensive reference to the initial publication. It contains biographies on all of the new artists who are now represented in the Collection, as well as an in-depth discussion on newly-acquired works by artists who were already represented in the initial publication.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Hayden Proud studied for a BA Fine Arts degree anda Higher Diploma in Education at the University of Cape Town. This was followed by a BA Honours in Art History at unisa and an MA at the University of London's Courtauld Institute of Art, where he wrote his dissertastion on the representation of same-sex couples in a French Moralised Bible of the 13th century. He taught Art History at UCT for some years and is now Curator of Historical Arts Collections at Iziko Museums of Cape Town. Besides his responsibilities for the Michaelis Collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings, he has been the curator of a number of important exhibitions, including the George Pemba Retrospective in 1996. He is co-author of three art publications The Advancement of Art: The South African Society of Artists and Its Exhibitors, 1902-1950, George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba: South African National Gallery, and The Sir Edmund and Lady Davis Presentation: A Gift of British Art to South Africa in the Permanent Collections of the South African National Gallery, Cape Town; and he is the author of the book Vermeer.