Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction
  • Kate Gottgens; Rattle

Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000

About this Item

South Africa 1965-
signed on the reverse
oil on canvas
85 by 120cm excluding frame


‘At the time of making these paintings I was reading Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, which was an inspiring parallel picture of young men entering adulthood. My characters are almost all millennials, Generation Y … It’s a response to my environment, observing my millennial children growing up in an affluent but changeable world filled to bursting with real and psychic hunger and emptiness.’

Kate Gottgens, quoted in Layla Leiman (2016) Are you scared of this too? Kate Gottgens new show ‘Famine’, [Online] Available: [6 December 2018].


SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, Kate Gottgens: Famine, 11 September to 6 October 2016.


Sean O'Toole. (2017) Kate Gottgens: Painting, Cape Town: SMAC Gallery. Illustrated in colour on page 76.

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