Lot Details

Early gelatin silver print.

Eugen Wiskovsky (1888-1964) was a leading Czech avant-garde photographer and one of the most radical practitioners of Czech Constructivism. His photographs from the late 1920s and early 1930s demonstrate his affinity for the style of New Objectivity photography, which sought to explore the problems of form and structure in photographic expression. Wiskovsky was a seminal figure in the development of modern Czech photographic theory, publishing theoretical articles and photographs in the modern journal, Fotograficky obzor. After the communist regime took power, Wiskovsky devoted himself mainly to an extensive cycle of more emotional photographs.

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Publication: Variant image reproduced in Eugen Wiskovsky, Vladimir Birgus, (Torst, 2005).
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Creases
Area: Image
Location: Lower left
Notes: Small crease lower left corner.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Originally purchased from Vladimir Birgus in 1994.
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5.13 x 7.06 in. (13.03 x 17.93 cm.)
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