Africanis 17. Danielskuil, Northern Cape, 25 February 2010

Object Details

Title:

Africanis 17. Danielskuil, Northern Cape, 25 February 2010

Artist/Maker:

Daniel Naudé (South African, born 1984)

Culture:

South African

Place:

South Africa, Africa (Place created)

Date:

2010

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

60 × 60 cm (23 5/8 × 23 5/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Daniel Naudé

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On a trip from Cape Town to Mozambique, Daniel Naudé came across packs of wild dogs on the plains of the Karoo, a desert like region in South Africa. This encounter led to numerous return visits to track, follow, and observe these feral animals. After developing a bond with a number of them, he photographed them in close proximity. This image--made from a low vantage point with a broad view of the landscape in the background--is reminiscent of the equestrian portrait tradition popular during the seventeenth century.

Provenance
2010 - 2014

Created by the artist, Daniel Naudé, South African, born 1984, sold through Stevenson Cape Town to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014.

Exhibitions
In Focus: Animalia (May 26 to October 18, 2015)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 26 to October 18, 2015
Bibliography

Naude, Daniel. Daniel Naude: Animal Farm (Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2012), p. 57.

Kovacs, Arpad. "Sit, Stay, Pose: Photographing Animals." In Animals in Photographs, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), p. 15, fig. 12.