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
    New York, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Josef Sudek: Pigment Prints, 1 October – 31 October 1998 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Joseph Sudek: Pigment Prints, exh. cat., Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, 1998, pl. 54

  • 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).


Glass and slice of bread

Pigment print.
15 × 11.5 cm (5 7/8 × 4 1/2 in)
Annotated in Czech in pencil and collection stamp on the verso; collection stamp on the reverse of the overmat.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £32,450


17 May 2012