Thu, 5th Nov 2020 19:00

Aspire X PLP | African Photography Auction 2020

 
Lot 100
 
Lot 100 - Bob Gosani © BAHA (South Africa 1934-1972)

100

Bob Gosani © BAHA (South Africa 1934-1972)
Dolly Rathebe, 1955

non-fugitive pigment print on archival fibre-based Baryta paper

Artwork date: 1955
Signature details: accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from BAHA
Edition: number 5 from an edition of 25

Sold for R23,450
Estimated at R20,000 - R30,000


Condition Report

The condition is mint.

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non-fugitive pigment print on archival fibre-based Baryta paper

Artwork date: 1955
Signature details: accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from BAHA
Edition: number 5 from an edition of 25

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image size: 51 x 33 cm, sheet size: 56 x 46 cm, unframed

Notes:

South African photographer Bob Gosani started at Drum magazine in 1952 as a messenger, but became one of the magazine’s most outstanding and prolific photographers – documenting the political struggle, human rights abuses, as well as urban lifestyle. His work is featured in Tauza – Bob Gosani’s People, edited by Mothobi Mutloatse and Jacqui Masiza (Struik, 2004), which pays tribute to Gosani’s legacy. “Everybody who mattered in and around Johannesburg in the 1950s seemed to know Drum magazine photographer, Robert “Bob” Gosani. At least it seemed that way. Bob was a man of few words, but his pictures told more about him and the era he recorded [...] He was like a veiled eye, unobtrusive, and did not get in the way of the curious spectator who to see just as much as the photographer or reporter [...] he had unbelievable split-second timing. For the 20 years that Bob worked actively for the media, his pictures documented social and economic aspects of our lives. And what shines through in his work is his love for people.” - Doc Bakitsha, Introduction, Tauza - Bob Gosani's People.

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Auction: Aspire X PLP | African Photography Auction 2020, Thu, 5th Nov 2020

A collection of pan-African works, straddling the terrain between historical and contemporary photography, were auctioned to support the digitisation of African photographic legacies by the Photography Legacy Project (PLP). Bidders participated from across Europe, the USA and UK, Asia, Australia and Africa – a testament to Aspire’s increasing global reach and collectors’ enthusiasm for African photography.

The auction included photographic luminaries such as David Goldblatt, Alf Kumalo, G.R. Naidoo, Ranjith Kally and Ian Berry, as well as more contemporary internationally acclaimed photographers like Guy Tillim, Jo Ractliffe, Syowia Kyambi and Mikhael Subotzky. The lead lot, a portfolio of 12 silver gelatin prints from the legendary photographer Ernest Cole’s seminal 1967 book House of Bondage sold for an astounding R569,000 – a new world auction record.

 

 

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