78: JOSEF SUDEK, St. Vitus Cathedral, 1924–28
St. Vitus Cathedral, 1924–28. Gelatin silver print. 25.5 × 23.5 cm (10 × 9 1/4 in) Signed and dated in pencil on the ecto.‡♠
PROVENANCE Private Collection, Europe
EXHIBITED Geneva, Canon Photo Gallery, Sudek, 5 September–4 October 1978 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Josef Sudek, Poet of Prague: A Photographer’s Life, 3 March–6 May 1990 (another example exhibited)
LITERATURE A. Favora, Josef Sudek: Poet of Prague – A Photographer’s Life, New York: Aperture, 1990, p. 39 Z. Kirschner, Josef Sudek, New York: Takarajima Books, 1993, pl. 53
JOSEF SUDEK (Lots 78 - 91)“If you take photography seriously you must also get interested in another art form. For me it is music. This listening to music shows up in my work like a reflection in a mirror. I relax and the world looks less unpleasant, and I can see that all around there is beauty, such as music.” (Josef Sudek) (Please refer to the sale catalogue for the full version of the essay).