Apr 19, 2016 - Sale 2411

Sale 2411 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
JOSEF SUDEK (1896-1976)
Pastoral landscape. Silver bromide print, 10 1/2x8 1/4 inches (26.7x21 cm.), adhered to a period mount measuring 19 1/2x15 3/4 inches (49.5x38.7 cm.), with Sudek's signature, in pencil, on mount recto. Circa 1921

Additional Details

Josef Sudek, "the poet of Prague," was originally a bookbinder. In 1916, he was badly injured in action during World War I, and his right arm was amputated. Soon after, he was given a camera and studied photography with the renowned Czech modernist photographer Jaromir Funke. His earliest Pictorialist pictures have a romantic quality upon which he later expanded. Later, Sudek's still lifes and garden scenes conveyed a distinctively modernist vocabulary as well as a sense of intimate longing.