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Sardine Can, Stague City, Berleley by Vilem Kriz

Sardine Can, Stague City, Berleley
by Vilem Kriz

Available at GW Einstein Company

Photography

Gelatin Silver Print

1970

Edition Size: unique

Image Size: 14 X 11 inches

Sheet Size: 14 X 11 inches

Signed

Condition: Pristine

$1,500.00

The Artist

Vilem Kriz

Born in Prague in 1921, Vilem Kriz began taking photographs as a child. When Kriz was fourteen, his father gave him a large format Linhoff camera, which he continued to use throughout his career. He later attended the State Graphic School in Prague (1940-1946), where he was exposed to the methods and philosophy of surrealism and studied under leading Czech photographers Jaromír Funke, Josef Ehm, and František Drtikol. He continued to explore the possibilities of surrealism, even after it ceased to be fashionable. In 1946, after World War II, Kriz moved to Paris, a vibrant site of creative activity for photographers throughout the 1930s and 1940s, where he befriended Jean Cocteau. There he focused his lens on the ruined forms of the city and worn, discarded objects, portraying dreamlike aspects of the world around him.

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