SIGNED BY JOSEF KOUDELKA, FIRST EDITION OF JOSEF KOUDELKA, 2002
KOUDELKA, Josef. Josef Koudelka. [Prague], Torst, (2002). Small quarto, original stiff laminated photographic wrappers. $950.
First edition of the FotoTorst retrospective of Koudelka’s work, boldly signed by him on the title page, featuring a very rare published interview with Koudelka and 82 duotones from works such as Gypsies (1975) and Chaos (1999).
The first public exhibition of Josef Koudelka’s work came in 1961, in the foyer of Prague’s Semaphore Theater. Some four decades later, this publication of Josef Koudelka marks the profound importance of this photographer with a rare published interview and 82 duotones from landmark works such as Gypsies (1975), Exiles (1988), Prague 1968 (1990) and Chaos (1999). First edition, printed in Prague as part of the prestigious FotoTorst series, published coincident with the 2002 exhibit Josef Koudelka: Fotograf at Prague’s National Gallery. With preface by Anna Fárová, in English and Czech; Karel Hvií?d’ala’s interview with Koudelka, also in English and Czech.
A fine copy.