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

  • Literature

    Z. Kirschner, Josef Sudek, New York: Takarajima Books, 1993, pl. 97

  • 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 refer to the sale catalogue for the full version of the essay).


Relief of a sparrow

Pigment print.
16.3 × 11.7 cm (6 3/8 × 4 5/8 in)
Signed and dated in pencil on the overmat; 'glatt weiss' (smooth white) stamp on the verso, collection stamp on the verso and reserve of the overmat.

£7,000 - 9,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £30,000


17 May 2012