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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist; Private Collection, USA

  • Literature


    Witness to History: The Photographs of Yevgeny Khaldei, New York: Aperture, c. 1987, v.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Yevgeni Khaldei, heralded as the Russian Robert Capa, provided extensive photographic coverage of the Second World War, the war between Germany and the Soviet Union. Some of his images are world-famous and have become icons in the history of photography. Khaldei is known primarily for his spectacular documentary photos of the Second World War and the staged hoisting of the red flag of the Soviet Union on the top of the Reichstag building in Berlin in 1945, but also for the photos he took at the Potsdam Conference and during the Nuremberg Trials.

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Selected Russian Images

c. 1944-45
Seven gelatin silver prints, printed c.1960s.
Varying sizes from 15.2 x 21.6 cm (6 x 8 1/2 in) to 34.9 x 49.8 cm (13 3/4 x 19 5/8 in).
Each signed in ink or pencil; two annotated in ink, all in Cyrillic on the verso. Including: Raising of the Soviet Flag over the Reichstag, Berlin, May 1945; Bulgarian Freedom Fighter Kotcha Karadjov, Lovech, Bulgaria, September, 1944; Stalin, Truman, and Churchill, Potsdam Conference, July, 1945; Navy Guard, Cinema Scala, Bucharest, Romania, 1944; Victory March through Bucharest, Romania, 1944; Budapest, Hungary, 1945

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 Ω

Sold for £3,750

BRIC Theme Sale

23-24 April 2010
London