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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 188

    David Goldblatt (B. 1930)

    Various images of South Africa, 1965–2006

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    David Goldblatt (B. 1930)
    Various images of South Africa, 1965–2006
    8 gelatin silver prints, each printed later
    each signed and dated in pencil (verso)
    image sizes ranging from 14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 cm.) to 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 (41.9 x 54.5 cm.)
    sheet sizes ranging from 16 x 16 in. (40.7 x 40.7 cm.) to 18 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (47.6 x 59.6 cm.)
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    David Goldblatt has been documenting the tensions of both rural and urban life in his native South Africa since the 1960s. His images deftly capture South Africa's complex social and moral history and its changing political landscape. In 1998 Goldblatt was the first South African artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and, more recently, the photographer was the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, and the 2013 International Center of Photography Infinity Award.

    Provenance

    Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa;
    acquired from the about by the present owner, 2014.