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JOSEF SUDEK (1896–1976)
Bread and Egg, 1951
pigment print
signed and dated in pencil (recto); annotated in pencil (verso)
image: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.4 x 16.5 cm.)
sheet: 5 3/8 x 7 in. (13.7 x 17.8 cm.)
Gallery Kicken, Berlin;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 1990.

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Josef Sudek, renowned Czech photographer who found solace in still lifes amid political turmoil, used photography to explore whatever was in the world around him. His lifelong fascination with the camera began in his late teens and became his life's dedication upon returning to Prague after WWI. Sudek's studio, his city, and his window sill provided his most celebrated imagery, of which all are represented in the following four lots. All four prints were acquired from the Kicken Gallery in 1989.

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