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    Sale 7584


    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.)

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    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.

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    As lot 27.

    Pre-Lot Text



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