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

    A. Favora, J. Sudek, Poet of Prague: A Photographer’s Life, New York: Aperture, 1990, pp. 62–3, there titled ‘Glass Labyrinths, 1968–74’
    Z. Kirschner, Josef Sudek, New York: Takarajima Books, 1993, pl. 224

  • 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).


Labyrinth of Spring

Gelatin silver print.
22.5 × 28.7 cm (8 7/8 × 11 1/4 in)
Signed, titled, dated '1973' and inscribed in Czech in pencil in the margin; collection stamp on the verso.

£7,000 - 9,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £10,000


17 May 2012