David Goldblatt / Particulars and Rural South Africa

About

The Goodman Gallery is pleased to have presented an exhibition of works by David Goldblatt. The exhibition opened on the 25th of October 2003 and closed on the 15th of November 2003.

The show coincided with the launch of Goldblatt’s book Particulars. The Particulars series has been an ongoing project, which spans through the seventies and eighties. Goldblatt portrays particular fragments and derails of bodies in both public and private spaces. Here he has revealed in the very contrasting light of the Highveld. He says, ‘There is nothing to beat the excitement of a black and white print coming out of a fixer. I seem to have an almost visceral relationship with black and white negatives.’ The book is published as an edition of 100 collector’s copies and 400 standard copies.

The Rural South Africa series consists of digitally printed colour images in a format larger than any Goldblatt has used the past (1.2 × 1.6m). A theme running through the images is the damage wrought to the land and people by asbestos mining regions. Goldblatt also showed recent photographs from his Intersections series. These include different details taken after anecdotal interactions between Goldblatt and people he met driving in or out of Johannesburg.

  • Woman smoking, Fordsburg, Johannesburg (2_21208)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman smoking, Fordsburg, Johannesburg (2_21208), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

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  • Women at play during their lunch hour, Pieter Roos Park, Johannesburg (2_21221)

    David Goldblatt

    Women at play during their lunch hour, Pieter Roos Park, Johannesburg (2_21221), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

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  • Woman with pierced ear, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22250)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman with pierced ear, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22250), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm...

  • Child minder, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22256)

    David Goldblatt

    Child minder, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22256), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

    Ed...

  • Woman dressed for an occasion, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22265)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman dressed for an occasion, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22265), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30...

  • Girl with purse, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22277)

    David Goldblatt

    Girl with purse, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22277), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

  • Man with necklaces, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22285)

    David Goldblatt

    Man with necklaces, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22285), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

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  • Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22294)

    David Goldblatt

    Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22294), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

    Ed...

  • Woman sleeping, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg 1975 ( 2_22431)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman sleeping, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg 1975 ( 2_22431), 1975

    Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

    Edition of 10

  • Woman resting on her way to work, De Villiers Street Park, Johannesburg (2_22484)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman resting on her way to work, De Villiers Street Park, Johannesburg (2_22484), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

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  • Sleeping man, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22495)

    David Goldblatt

    Sleeping man, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_22495), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

    Ed...

  • Blanketed man at the trading store, Hobeni, Bomvanaland, Transkei (2_22826)

    David Goldblatt

    Blanketed man at the trading store, Hobeni, Bomvanaland, Transkei (2_22826), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    ap...

  • Woman collecting shellfish, Port St Johns, Transkei (2_23047)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman collecting shellfish, Port St Johns, Transkei (2_23047), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40c...

  • Woman at home Coffee Bay, Transkei. 1975 (2_23214)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman at home Coffee Bay, Transkei. 1975 (2_23214), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    Edition of 10

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  • Grandmother and child, Transkei (2_23487)

    David Goldblatt

    Grandmother and child, Transkei (2_23487), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

    Edition of ...

  • Young Mother, Transkei. 1975 (2_23881)

    David Goldblatt

    Young Mother, Transkei. 1975 (2_23881), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

    Edition of 10<...

  • Holding money under her blanket, a young woman goes to the trading store, near Flagstaff, Transkei (2_24041)

    David Goldblatt

    Holding money under her blanket, a young woman goes to the trading store, near Flagstaff, Transkei (2_24041), 1975

    Silver gelatin photogra...

  • Woman At A Picnic, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24156)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman At A Picnic, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24156), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    Edition of 1...

  • Couple at The Wilds, Johannesburg (2_24174)

    David Goldblatt

    Couple at The Wilds, Johannesburg (2_24174), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

    Edition o...

  • Couple on a Sunday afternoon, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg (2_24182)

    David Goldblatt

    Couple on a Sunday afternoon, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg (2_24182), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40...

  • Man on a bench, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_24266)

    David Goldblatt

    Man on a bench, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_24266), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

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  • Woman on a bench, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_24282)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman on a bench, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (2_24282), 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

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  • Woman sunbathing, Fellside, Johannesburg. 1975 2_24343

    David Goldblatt

    Woman sunbathing, Fellside, Johannesburg. 1975 2_24343, 1975

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

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  • Homework for sale Marine Parade, Durban. 2 August 1982 (2_30302)

    David Goldblatt

    Homework for sale Marine Parade, Durban. 2 August 1982 (2_30302), 1982

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    Editi...

  • Woman on her bed, Yeoville, Johannesburg (2_30437)

    David Goldblatt

    Woman on her bed, Yeoville, Johannesburg (2_30437), Dec 1983

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

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  • Crippled by a stray bullet from an argument in which he had no part, a former gold-miner sits in a wheelchair and begs at a crossroad on the Johannesburg-Cape Town highway, while pursuing winning numbers for the national lottery. Springsfontein. 7 August 2003 (6_128_8)

    David Goldblatt

    Crippled by a stray bullet from an argument in which he had no part, a former gold-miner sits in a wheelchair and begs at a crossroad on the Johannesb...

  • Teekloof in the Steenkampsberge, Northern Cape.

    David Goldblatt

    Teekloof in the Steenkampsberge, Northern Cape. , 2002

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 6

  • ‘San Raphael’ townhouse complex under construction, Fourways, Johannesburg.

    David Goldblatt

    ‘San Raphael’ townhouse complex under construction, Fourways, Johannesburg. , 2002

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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  • A cairn, possibly a grave, Leeuwenvalley, Moordenaar’s Karoo, Western Cape.

    David Goldblatt

    A cairn, possibly a grave, Leeuwenvalley, Moordenaar’s Karoo, Western Cape. , 2002

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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  • Braiding hair on Bree Street, Johannesburg.

    David Goldblatt

    Braiding hair on Bree Street, Johannesburg., 2002

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 6

  • Mother and child, Vorstershoop, North-West Province.

    David Goldblatt

    Mother and child, Vorstershoop, North-West Province., 2003

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 6

  • The ruins of what is thought to be a 15th or 16th century village, Dithakong, North-West Province.

    David Goldblatt

    The ruins of what is thought to be a 15th or 16th century village, Dithakong, North-West Province. , 2003

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton ra...

  • Windmills, Ventersburg, Free State

    David Goldblatt

    Windmills, Ventersburg, Free State, 2003

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 6

  • Jackal on a farm fence, Kraairivier, between Laingsburg and Sutherland, Northern Cape.

    David Goldblatt

    Jackal on a farm fence, Kraairivier, between Laingsburg and Sutherland, Northern Cape. , 2003

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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  • Agtertuin, corner Jubilee and Basson Streets, Sutherland, Northern Cape.

    David Goldblatt

    Agtertuin, corner Jubilee and Basson Streets, Sutherland, Northern Cape. , 2003

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edi...

  • Anna Boois with her birthday cake and vegetable garden on her farm Klein Karoo in the Kamiesberge, Namaqualand.

    David Goldblatt

    Anna Boois with her birthday cake and vegetable garden on her farm Klein Karoo in the Kamiesberge, Namaqualand. , 2003

    Digital Prints on 1...

  • On the farm Freda near Warden, Free State

    David Goldblatt

    On the farm Freda near Warden, Free State , 2002

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 6