Thirteen Photographs in Portfolio
[Photography]. Josef Sudek. [Portfolio]. The
Photographs of Josef Sudek. Prague: Edice
Mezinarodni Fotografie / Pressfoto, 1976. First edition. Signed
and dated by Josef Sudek on the front cover of the twelve page text
booklet accompanying photographs. Text by Petr Tausk translated
into Czech, Russian, German, English, and French. Thirteen original
photographs on twelve silver gelatin prints each measuring 23.8 by
30.1 cm. The prints are in fine condition. They are housed in the
original black and silver printed portfolio which is scuffed and
creased. The portfolio and text booklet are in a custom cloth lined
clamshell box with a reproduction of a Sudek still-life on the
cover. A handsome presentation.
Signed by Josef Sudek
Josef Sudek (March 17, 1896-September 15 1976) was a noted Czech photographer best remembered for his haunting night views of Prague and his modernist work, including remarkable still-life images. His work is the more remarkable in that his right arm had been amputated as a result of a WW I war injury. Signed work by Sudek is rare. In particular, this portfolio was signed within a month of his death.
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