Josef Sudek - Photographs London Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Exhibited

    Geneva, Canon Photo Gallery, Sudek, 5 September–4 October 1978
    Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Josef Sudek, Poet of Prague: A Photographer’s Life, 3 March–6 May 1990 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    A. Favora, Josef Sudek: Poet of Prague – A Photographer’s Life, New York: Aperture, 1990, p. 39
    Z. Kirschner, Josef Sudek, New York: Takarajima Books, 1993, pl. 53

  • Catalogue Essay

    JOSEF SUDEK (Lots 78 - 91)
    “If you take photography seriously you must also get interested in another art form. For me it is music. This listening to music shows up in my work like a reflection in a mirror. I relax and the world looks less unpleasant, and I can see that all around there is beauty, such as music.” (Josef Sudek)

    (Please see refer to the sale catalogue forthe full version of the essay).


St. Vitus Cathedral

Gelatin silver print.
25.5 × 23.5 cm (10 × 9 1/4 in)
Signed and dated in pencil on the recto.

£7,000 - 9,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £11,250


17 May 2012