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David Goldblatt

South African 1930-2018 


David Goldblatt became a full-time photographer in the 1960s after selling the family clothing store he inherited from his parents. He regarded himself as an observer and a critic of South African society, not an activist, and a photographer rather than an artist. Although his work was not overtly politically charged, it documented and reflected the social circumstances and struggles of life under apartheid and the country’s landscapes altered by human occupation. Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg in 1989, and published numerous books on his work including On the Mines (with Nadine Gordimer, Struik 1973), Some Afrikaners Photographed (Murray Crawford, 1975), and In Boksburg (The Gallery Press, 1982). He was the first South African to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 1998, and exhibited at Documenta 11 and 12 in Kassel, Germany, and the 54th Biennale in Venice in 2011. Goldblatt won numerous awards including the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, and the 2013 ICP (International Center of Photography) Infinity Award.


48 lots offered      79.17% sold      ZAR 3 835 440
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
David Goldblatt; Tailings Dump after Reclamation, Owendale Asbestos Mine, Northern Cape
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 227 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Goldblatt; Cells
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
David Goldblatt; Doornfontein Synagogue, Siemert Road, Doornfontein, Johannesburg
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
 
David Goldblatt; House behind Blue Gums
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Goldblatt; Semi-Final of the Miss Lovely Legs Competition (Saturday Morning at the Hypermarket)
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 432 440
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Goldblatt; Adverts on the Wall at the Base of the Telkom Microwave Tower, Hillbrow, 15 January 2002
7 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
David Goldblatt; Victoria Cobokana with Her Children
7 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
David Goldblatt; Doornfontein Synagogue, Siemert Road, Doornfontein, Johannesburg
25 Oct 2021
Unsold
 
David Goldblatt; Saturday Morning at the Corner of Commissioner and Trichardt Streets, Boksburg
27 Sep 2021
Unsold
 
David Goldblatt; Three Men Rest at the Side of the Track between Bute Asbestos Mine and Heuningvlei in Northern Cape
23 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Goldblatt; The Sports Field at Hondeklipbaai; 14 September 2003
23 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 22 278
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Goldblatt; Doornfontein Synagogue
17 May 2021
Sold for ZAR 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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