Frantisek Drtikol: Scarce Czech Portfolio of 12 prints
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Frantisek Drtikol. Edice Mezinarodni Fotografie fotografie, Svazek 7. (International Photography Edition, Vol.1). Text by Katerina Klaricova. Pressfoto, Prague, 1981. 12 loose silver gelatin prints on resin coated paper with 8 pp. text booklet contained in photo-illustrated paper portfolio. Text in Czech, Russian, German, French, and English.

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A scarce portfolio of 12 high quality copy prints on resin coated paper from this important Czech Modernist. Though he died in 1961, Drtikol stopped photographing in 1935. An adherent of Theosophy, Drtikol's work forms a fascinating synthesis of 19th century Symbolism, Modernist Abstraction, and Art Deco whimsy. These images range in date from 1912 to 1934 (original medium listed in parentheses)
Untitled landscape, 1912 (Oil print)
Untitled landscape, 1912 (Oil print)
Stanislav Sucharda, 1913 (Oil print)
Untitled portrait, 1914 (Oil print)
Untitled portrait, 1922 (Oil print)
Rabindranath Tagore, 1921 (Bromoprint)
Quiet Corner, 1925 (Pigment print)
Nude Study, 1928 (Pigment print)
Nude Study, 1931 (Pigment print)
Untitled composition, 1933 (Bromoprint)
Photopurismus, 1934 (Bromoprint)
Breast, 1934 (Bromoprint)
Cover image: Self-portrait, 1930 (Bromoprint)

Contents in Fine, exceptionally bright condition; paper portfolio moderately rubbed with some surface creasing.
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