David Goldblatt - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

  • Literature

    D. Goldblatt, South African Intersections, Prestel, 2005, p. 89
    D. Goldblatt, Intersections Intersected, Serralves, 2008, p. 95
    D. Goldblatt, Regarding Intersection, Steidl, 2014, p. 157

  • Catalogue Essay

    David Goldblatt’s documentary photographs highlight how little has changed for South Africans since apartheid. In the present work, which depicts a roadside memorial, we see the figurative and literal changes on the South African landscape that is still plagued by racism and violence. To honour the thousands of victims of farm murders that took place between 1994 and 2003, local farmers tied crosses to fences. In 2004, when the crosses were removed by the National Roads Agency, one farmer donated a part of his land for the crosses in the victims’ memory. This image was included in the 2009 New Museum, New York’s exhibition Intersections Intersected, and another print of this image is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Crosses Erected by farmers in Commemoration of those killed in farm murders and in protest against the frequency and violence of these crimes, Rietvlei, district Polokwane, Limpopo, June 19

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted, printed 2015.
Image: 81 x 101.8 cm (31 7/8 x 40 1/8 in.)
Sheet: 85 x 106 cm (33 1/2 x 41 3/4 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP1 on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work. AP1 from the edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £7,500

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London Auction 3 November 2016