Lot 76 Liberation


Pastel on paper
Dimension: 65 x 48 cm
Signed lower right “Drtikol 1932”
Verso signed and dated “Osvobození Drtikol 18/10 1932” with French stamp

Confirmation of authenticity by Professor Tomas Vlcek attached.
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina and Jiri Machalicky, PhD.

Frantisek Drtikol was a Czech photographer of international renown. He is especially known for his characteristically epic photographs, often nudes and portraits.
Later he gave up photography and concentrated on painting. After the studio was sold Drtikol focused mainly on painting and on Buddhist religious and philosophical systems. In the final stage of his photographic work Drtikol created compositions of little carved figures, with elongated shapes, symbolically expressing various themes from Buddhism. In the 1920s and 1930s, he received significant awards at international photo salons.

Starting/Selling price
120 000 Kč
4 440 EUR
Price realized
160 000 Kč

This is the last item in the auction.