Arts, Culture & Heritage

Newspaper Vendor

Last Updated: September 26, 2023
Artist

Russell Scott

A Brief History

The Newspaper Vendor bronze sculpture was commissioned by the paper company SAPPI in 2006 as a tribute to the newspaper industry — one of its largest clients — and to the vendors that bring newspapers to the public on Johannesburg’s streets. The work was subsequently donated to the City of Johannesburg.

Description

This life size bronze statue of a person selling newspapers is located on the pedestrian walkway.

Artwork Signage

The Newspaper Vendor bronze sculpture was commissioned by the paper company SAPPI in 2006 as a tribute to the newspaper industry — one of its largest clients — and to the vendors that bring newspapers to the public on Johannesburg’s streets. The work was subsequently donated to the City of Johannesburg.

Location & Address

40-38 Von Brandis St, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2107.