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Jan Saudek
First Steps, Gelatin Silver Photography by Czech Photographer Prague 1960s

1963

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First Steps, 1963 is a 7" x 9" gelatin silver photograph printed in the 1980s. Signed in ink on verso (back of photograph) by contemporary Czech artist Jan Saudek. Provenance: private collection. “First Steps” is a celebration of parent-child intimacy. Standing apart from many of Saudek’s surreal and dreamlike works, here the artist documents reality to tell a story about familial bonding of father and child. With no need to show faces for the composition, we experience a baby’s first steps while being supported by his father. Capturing the feet of the two subjects - the strong and steady feet of the father and the playful feet of the baby excited about his new achievement, the work captures a universal moment. Provenance: Private Collector *** Artist’s Bio: Jan Saudek is a celebrated Czech artist born May, 1935. He is an art photographer and painter. Considered one of the most creative artists in Prague, he made most of his photographs from the 1960s-1990s, with many hand-colored and each a print unique. For Saudek's images shot in his studio and on location, the photographer used the same models for years. Committed to expressing his personal vision, Saudek never stopped celebrating life, liberty, sensuality, and close relationships regardless of the political regime. The artist's works have been included in The Family of Man, 1955 by Edward Steichen, and Saudek is commonly associated with Alfons Mucha, Lewis Carroll, Hans Bellmer, Duane Michals, and Robert Mapplethorpe. The Czech photographer's focus remains on human nature, with the belief that no one escapes his destiny: life, aging, and death are his subjects. Notable works include, The World of Jan Saudek: Photographs; Jan Saudek - Il teatro della vita; Story from Czechoslovakia, My Country; and Photographs by Jan Saudek. Additionally, Saudek's art gained prominence during the 1990s because of his collaboration with the publisher Taschen. *** Available at 99Prints NYC an online art marketplace for today’s collector of contemporary art, works on paper, original and limited edition photography. Based in New York City, 99Prints ships worldwide.
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