• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5948

    Photobooks

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 129

    JOSEF KOUDELKA

    Price Realised  

    JOSEF KOUDELKA
    Gypsies. New York: Aperture, 1975.

    Oblong quarto (296 x 270 mm). 60 black and white photographs. Original dark grey cloth, spine and front cover lettered in silver, front cover further lettered in blind, original photo-illustrated dust jacket (a very few short tears and light wear at extremities, crease in the front flap). Provenance: Camera Magazine (small ink stamp, dated '28.11.75').

    FIRST EDITION. From the library of Camera magazine. 'It was the publication of Gypsies in 1975 that sealed his reputation as one of the finest photographers still using the humanist documentary mode' (The Photobook). The Open Book, pp.304-05; The Photobook, p.230.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.