10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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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