Live Auction, 23 May 2016

Sold for

ZAR 170 520
Lot 336
  • Cameron Platter; I Love Durban

Lot Estimate
ZAR 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 170 520

About this Item

South African 1978-
I Love Durban
executed in 2010
pencil crayon on paper
170 by 170cm excluding frame


Although trained as a painter, Cameron Platter chiefly works with drawing, sculpture and film. His output is marked by its vivid colour palette, surreal humour and recombinant visual style, which sutures together quotations from outdoor advertising, tabloid newspapers, TV culture and art history, notably artist John Muafangejo. His work explores themes of power, faith, security, sex and consumption. Platter’s large-scale drawings, each painstakingly produced with Faber-Castell pencils, have been a mainstay of his practice since his debut solo exhibition at the Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, in 2005.

Lot 336 was included on his 2010 solo exhibition at Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. It references, amongst other things, a real-life nightclub and brothel in Durban called La Mirage.

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