15 May 2008
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.)
As lot 27.
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For another image from this series, see: Auer, Photographers Encyclopedia International: 1839 to the present, Editions Camera Obscura, 1985, n.p.
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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