Josef Sudek Chairs (from the "Notes" series)
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1930s Print Date 1960s
Dimensions 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 in. (57 x 83 mm)
Photo Country Czech Republic
Photographer Country Czech Republic
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
A small gem of a contact print with Sudek's signature, in pencil, on recto. Provenance: artist; collection of Jan Ampalík, Sudek's friend.
One of the many images made in the garden of the architect Otto Rothmayer, often called 'The Magic Garden'. Sudek met Rothmayer while photographing at the Prague Castle. The beauty of Rothmayer's garden was well known, so Sudek accepted Rothmayer's request to come and photograph the chairs in his garden. The two remained close friends until Rothmayer's death.