• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    WILLY ZIELKE (1902-1989)

    Water behind glass, 1930

    Price Realised  

    WILLY ZIELKE (1902-1989)
    Water behind glass, 1930
    gelatin silver print
    signed, dated and annotated 'München' by photographer, credited and numbered '47','295' [crossed out] in other hands in graphite/coloured was pencil, 'Gesellschaft Deutscher Lichtbildner' [German Photographic Society] stamp on verso
    9 x 7in. (23 x 17.8cm.)


    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

    Zielke, of Polish origin, studied at Tashkent in the Soviet Union and in Munich, where he became a teacher in 1928. He was fascinated by the transformative possibilities of photography that gave a new visual materialisation to transparent substances such as glass and water.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    As lot 27.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE SPRINGEFELD COLLECTION


    Literature

    For another image from this series, see: Auer, Photographers Encyclopedia International: 1839 to the present, Editions Camera Obscura, 1985, n.p.