14th Sep, 2022 18:00

20th Century & Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 74
 
Lot 74 - David Goldblatt (South Africa 1930-2018)

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David Goldblatt (South Africa 1930-2018)
A house-painter at home, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow, January 1973

hand printed gelatin silver print on fibre-based paper

Artwork date: printed in 1981
Signature details: signed, dated and inscribed with the title on the reverse
Exhibited: Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, 'Fifty-One Years: David Goldblatt', February to May 2002.; South African National Gallery, Cape Town, ‘David Goldblatt: 35 Years of Photographs’, April 1983 to January 1984.
Literature: Coetzee, J. M., Diserens, C. (2001). 'Fifty-One Years: David Goldblatt'. Barcelona: Museu d’Art Contemporani and Actar. illustrated on p.164.; Goldblatt, D. (2011). 'Johannesburg Photographs 1948 - 2010: David Goldblatt'. Cape Town: Umuzi, illustrated on p.207.

Sold for R125,180
Estimated at R120,000 - R160,000


Condition Report

The condition is mint.

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hand printed gelatin silver print on fibre-based paper

Artwork date: printed in 1981
Signature details: signed, dated and inscribed with the title on the reverse
Exhibited: Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, 'Fifty-One Years: David Goldblatt', February to May 2002.; South African National Gallery, Cape Town, ‘David Goldblatt: 35 Years of Photographs’, April 1983 to January 1984.
Literature: Coetzee, J. M., Diserens, C. (2001). 'Fifty-One Years: David Goldblatt'. Barcelona: Museu d’Art Contemporani and Actar. illustrated on p.164.; Goldblatt, D. (2011). 'Johannesburg Photographs 1948 - 2010: David Goldblatt'. Cape Town: Umuzi, illustrated on p.207.

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image size: 31.5 x 25 cm; framed size: 47 x 39 x 2 cm

Provenance

Private collection, Cape Town.

Acquired directly from the artist.

Notes:

Unique print, hand-printed by the artist.

Another edition of this work is held in the permanent collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

In the early to mid-1970s, David Goldblatt turned his camera to the Johannesburg neighbourhood of Hillbrow – then a buzzing, up and coming community with dense housing. Goldblatt’s images of the time were not documentary street scenes, but rather masterful portrait studies: the city documented through its people. These images are careful and nuanced observations of individuals – autonomous and belonging wholly to the complicated political and cultural moment they inhabit.

Collections:

The artist is represented in numerous local and international collections, notably, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.; Institute of Chicago, Illinois.; Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona.; Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Getty Center, Los Angeles.

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Auction: 20th Century & Contemporary Art, 14th Sep, 2022

 

Aspire Art will impress collectors with this focused, boutique-style auction. Including 81 carefully selected lots the sale boasts impressive examples by many of South Africa’s most celebrated artists. A fine selection of William Kentridge works, including two original drawings, Eduardo Villa sculptures, painting by Robert Hodgins and Walter Battiss and a wonderful early Penny Siopis drawing are on offer.

Also featured are two special sections – Black Modernism and Photography. Aspire has firmly cemented itself as a champion of both these collecting segments and collectors will be spoilt for choice with a rare drawing by Dumile Feni as well as works by other modernists including Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba and Lucas Sithole and photographs by David Goldblatt, Mohau Modisakeng and Simphiwe Ndzube amongst others.

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