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Josef Koudelka
ZEHRA (GYPSY FAMILY)
Estimate
25,00035,000
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212
Josef Koudelka
ZEHRA (GYPSY FAMILY)
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Josef Koudelka
B. 1938
ZEHRA (GYPSY FAMILY)
ferrotyped, signed and annotated 'printed 1968' in pencil on the reverse, 1967, printed in 1968
12 7/8  by 8 1/2  in. (32.7 by 21.6 cm.)
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Provenance

Acquired from the photographer

Literature

Koudelka/Gypsies (New York, 1975), unpaginated

Matthew S. Witkovsky, Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful (Chicago, 2014), pl. 50a

Catalogue Note

This print of Zehra (Gypsy Family) was made in 1968 while Josef Koudelka was preparing to publish a book of his Cikáni (Gypsies) photographs.  He had shown the photographs in Prague the previous year in Josef Koudelka: Cikáni, an exhibition at Theatre Divadlo za branou.  After fleeing Czechoslovakia and seeking political asylum in Great Britain, Koudelka published Gitans (The Gypsies) in 1975 in collaboration with the French publisher Robert Delpire. 

Prints of this image are rare.  At the time of this writing, no other print of this image is believed to have appeared at auction.  Another early, ferrotyped print of this image was donated by the photographer to the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, where it was recently included in the retrospective Koudelka: Returning.   

Photographs

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