Ending Tue, 27th Jul 2021 20:20:00

Aspire X PLP | African Photography Auction 2021

 
Lot 79
 
Lot 79 - Bob Gosani © BAHA (South Africa 1934-1972)

79

Bob Gosani © BAHA (South Africa 1934-1972)
The Great Cox

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

Artwork date: 1955
Signature details: stamped with the BAHA stamp
Edition: number 1 from an edition of 25

Sold for R3,400
Estimated at R3,000 - R4,000


Condition Report

The overall condition is excellent.

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

Artwork date: 1955
Signature details: stamped with the BAHA stamp
Edition: number 1 from an edition of 25

(1)

image size: 40 x 40 cm ; sheet size: 50 x 50 cm unframed

South African photographer Bob Gosani (1934 – 1972) 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, 2005), which pays tribute to Gosani’s legacy.

Drum magazine, February 1955: "King Force - Twenty years a King of Jazz and still not out! Wilson Silgee was leading the famous Jazz Maniacs. There’s too much of this cheap jazz flying about. Crude imitation American stuff. Just noise. There’s only one thing to do, break it! That’s what I do...Jazz is my life. I’ve learned the hard way, three diplomas at Trinity College of Music, London; Twenty years they begged him to put his music on disc. For twenty years he refused. He wanted to carry that message across personally. He has carried that message through more than 50,000 miles of jazz entertainment in South Africa. And now he’s put his music, his great sounds, down on Gallotone discs: ‘King Force and his Jazz Forces’."

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Auction: Aspire X PLP | African Photography Auction 2021, ending Tue, 27th Jul 2021

The sale, presented in partnership with the Photography Legacy Project (PLP) was the largest collection of African photography ever to come to auction.

Notable inclusions were works by Zimbabwean photographer Tamary Kudita and young award-winning woman photographer, Lee-Ann Olwage who collaborated with Belinda Qaqamba Kafassie. Emerging photographers like Kongo Astronauts collective (DRC) and the documentary imagery of Etinosa Yvonne (Nigeria) added depth and diversity, while the older generation of established practitioners like David Goldblatt, Alf Kumalo and Ernest Cole also featured.

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