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Auction: Auction 18.05.2006
was auctioned on: 18 May 2006
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JOSEF KOUDELKA

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Estimate: £400 - £600
ca. US$747 - US$1,121
Price realised:  £1,140
ca. US$2,130
Lot number 111, Views: 17

JOSEF KOUDELKA Gitans. La fin du voyage . Paris: Delpire, 1975. Oblong 4° (296 x 270mm). 60 black and white photographs. Original dark grey cloth, spine and front cover lettered in silver, front cover blocked in blind, original black photo-illustrated dust-jacket (light wear and one short tear at extremities). Provenance : inscription from Koudelka ('Josef') on half-title verso. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY KOUDELKA: 'To Allan the first man who published my pictures outside Czechoslovakia'. The French and English language editions were published simultaneously by Delpire and Aperture. The Open Book , pp.304-05; The Photobook , p.230 ('it was the publication of Gypsies in 1975 that sealed his reputation as ONE OF THE FINEST PHOTOGRAPHERS STILL USING THE HUMANIST DOCUMENTARY MODE').

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 18.05.2006
Date of the auction: 18 May 2006
Address: Christie's
18 May 2006, London, King Street