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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    KAREL TEIGE

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    KAREL TEIGE
    Abeceda -- Alphabet. Photographs by Karel Paspa. Text by Vitezslav Nezval. Prague: J. Otto, 1926.

    Quarto (298 x 232 mm). 25 black and white photomontages. Rebound in boards, with the original front wrapper affixed to the front cover (some light wear and minor soiling).

    FIRST EDITION OF "ONE OF THE FIRST CONCEPTUAL ARTISTS' BOOKS" and "an important landmark of the Czech avant-garde... which attempted to challenge both conventional artistic hierarchies and class distinctions with an art that could be equally embraced by a professor or a street cleaner" (The Photobook). One of 2000 copies. Fotografia Publica, p.238; The Open Book, pp.62-63; The Photobook, vol. I, p.94 ("A MODERNIST LANDMARK").


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