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Baltermants, Dmitri.
'TCHAIKOVSKY'. 1945, PRINTED LATER
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 1,440 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
122
Baltermants, Dmitri.
'TCHAIKOVSKY'. 1945, PRINTED LATER
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 1,440 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Baltermants, Dmitri.
'TCHAIKOVSKY'. 1945, PRINTED LATER
Silver Print (287 x 209mm.), signed and titled 'Chaikovsky...Germany 1945' by the photographer in ink on the reverse, ruled for reproduction
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Provenance

Gift of the photographer to Colin Osman. Acquired from Osman's collection by the present owner.

Literature

D. Baltermants, ‘Dmitriy Baltermants: photographs from World War II’, Creative Camera, March 1975, pp. 82-87, this print reproduced as 'Germany 1945', p. 82.
T.H. Von Laue & A. Von Laue, Faces of a Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991; Photographs by Dmitri Baltermants, another print of this image illustrated p. 92.

Catalogue Note

Tatiana Baltermants, the photographer's daughter, described the subject thus: "...a group of Russian soldiers standing in the shattered living room of a ruined house are gathered around a miraculously unharmed upright piano, listening to a soldier playing. It is a moment of calm toward the end of a war that had destroyed twenty million people in Baltermants's country" (Von Laue, p. xiv).

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