Important South African & International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery

Live Auction, 10 October 2016

South African & International Art

Sold for

ZAR 15 916
Lot 535
  • Mikhael Subotzky; Johnny Fortune, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison (0016)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 15 916

About this Item

South African 1981-
Johnny Fortune, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison (0016)

signed, dated 2004 and numbered 1/9 in pencil in the margin

inkjet print on cotton rag paper
image size: 47 by 70cm

Notes

"Mikhael Subotzky was snapped up by Johannesburg's Goodman Gallery at his student show. By that time he had already established what has become his working method: to immerse himself into a situation that interests him, about which he wants to learn more, to spend time and engage at a one-to-one level with the people involved, and then to take photographs.

In that final year at Michaelis, Subotzky spent most of his working time over three months inside the walls of Pollsmoor Prison, a hopelessly overcrowded correctional facility largely controlled by gangs, talking to the prisoners and the warders, teaching classes in photography to the inmates, taking his own images."

Sue Williamson. (August 2007) Mikhael Subotzky: Modus Operandi, [Online], Available: http://artthrob.co.za/07aug/artbio.html [28 August 2016].

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