Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

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R 17 588
Lot 81
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
  • Millard Arnold; Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five

Lot Estimate
R 25 000 - 35 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 17 588

About this Item

American 1946-
Defiance Funeral, KwaThemba township, Gauteng, South Africa, five
24 July 1985
each signed, numbered 1/1 and impressed with the Millard Arnold Photography chop mark
photographic prints
image size: 28 by 42cm; sheet size: 34 by 47,5cm each; 34,5 by 48 by 2cm including frame

Notes

The images were produced and contributed by Frank Marshall and Andreas Kahlau of Silvertone International, fine art printing and professional image reproduction. www.silvertone.co.za.

“More than 30,000 blacks turned out yesterday at a funeral for 14 recent victims of unrest in South Africa. The funeral — the first since the government imposed a partial state of emergency Sunday — offered glimpses of the ideology and fervor that drive black activists in South Africa. Funerals are one of the only forums where blacks can gather out-of-doors legally and express themselves politically. Those at the funeral heard an impassioned plea by Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu. He told blacks to stop attacking fellow blacks considered to be informers or traitors and warned he would leave South Africa if such attacks continued. The funeral at Kwathema, 20 miles east of Johannesburg, was marked by the same chants of praise for the banned African National Congress (ANC), and the same songs of defiance, which have characterized earlier funerals for the nearly 500 people who have died during almost one year of unrest in South Africa. The ANC is the main black nationalist group seeking the overthrow of the white minority-dominated government.” –Patrick Laurence, Special to The Christian Science Monitor, 24 July 1985.

Millard Arnold, who photographed the event, was then the Executive Director of the Washington DC-based, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. President Jimmy Carter subsequently appointed him Deputy Assistant Secretary of States for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. Under President Bill Clinton, Arnold was appointed the first-ever Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs for the African continent and is now a Special Advisor to Bowman's law firm. His photographic works are in private collections in South Africa, the United States, England, Brazil, and Liberia. 

Provenance

Donated by the artist.

Framing courtesy of Maxwoods Framers and Gilders.


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