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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris

  • Catalogue Essay


    David Goldblatt’s work is about buildings and structures in the South African landscape. It is, in part, about actual structures – bricks, mortar, mud, and corrugated iron. But it is also about ideological structuring: about the mental constructs that underpinned the structures of South Africa in its colonial era and more specifically, the apartheid years, the locust years, of its recent past. What Goldblatt has done is to frame these physical structures in terms of photographic constructs which, cumulatively and compellingly, reveal the many ways in which ideology has shaped our landscape.
    Neville Dubow, “Constructs: Reflections on aThinking Eye” in Monacelli Press, David Goldblatt, South Africa:The Structure of Things Then, 1998.

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Squatter camp of foreign nationals between the N1 and railway property at Woodstock, Cape Town

2006
Digital print.
98.4 x 128.3 cm (38 3/4 x 50 1/2 in).
Signed, dated and numbered 3/10 in pencil in the margin.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £8,750

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm
London