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Frantisek Drtikol (Czech, 1883–1961)
LOT ID: 70384
Kapitan Pruzz, ie. circa 1925

Silver Print, toned gelatin silver print
8.25 х 4 in. (20.96 x 10.16 cm.)
Unsigned
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1925
Lot description
A rare male semi-nude figure by Frantisek Drtikol who was better known for his female nudes, often pictured against abstract painted backdrops. Unsigned, but accompanied by a letter of provenance and authenticity. Printed c. 1925.

The photographic career of Frantisek Drtikol (1883 – 1961) blossomed in the era of Art Nouveau, buoyed by Prague symbolism, and came to full form as a fundamental contribution to Czech modernism. In the mid-1930s, Drtikol turned from modernism to mysticism and abandoned photography in favor of painting and seclusion. Though now recognized as one of the great photographers of the 20th Century, he died with his artistic legacy virtually forgotten.
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Kapitan Pruzz by Frantisek Drtikol
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