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Jan Saudek

 
Tiara / Maria #142

Jan Saudek was born in 1935 and resides in Prague, Czech Republic.

Known for:
Nudes, dream imagery, time sequence and multi-panel photographs, with time and mood ranging from sentimental to tough, often with his basement studio's crumbling walls in the background.

Most Popular Images:
"Deep Devotion"; "Those Fabulous Brom Sisters";
"Hey Joe"; "Marie, #142"

Did you know ... ?
• Many of Saudek's models include his wives, girlfriends, cousins, lovers, children, and himself.
• Jan Saudek has a twin.

Quote:
"What I really do is (make) portraits of the soul."

General Format:
Distinctive border edge with titles, earlier dates. Hand-painted silver gelatin photographs in 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20" (rare), and 20" x 24" (rarest). Some photographs are multi-panel or on large sheet of photo paper.

How many photographs exist?
Early editions were of 50. Now editions range from 5 to 15 of each photograph.

Prices:
$2,500 - $12,500.

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How are the photographs printed and signed?
Printed, hand-painted and trimmed with a unique border by the artist, all photographs are signed in ink au recto (front) with edition numbers (usually).

Vintage:
Vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Technical Information:
Saudek uses many kinds of small and medium format cameras. He uses photographic paper made in Hungary.

Portfolios:
None.

Books - In Print:
Jan Saudek (imported & self-published), hardcover $175 with translation.
Realities - hardback $50.00

Availability:
A good selection of photographs by Jan Saudek is available.

Price History:
1976: $200 - $400
1986: $800 - $1000
1996: $1,500 - $2,500 and $3,500 - $4,500.
2000: $25,000 (39" x 39")


Hey Joe

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