photographers Saudek, Jan (CZ)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Jan Saudek, Desire, 2000
  • Jan Saudek, Desire, 2000

    Jan Saudek, "Desire", # 164, 2000, handcolored silvergelatine print, 30 x 40 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Jan Saudek, #902 II, 1996
  • Jan Saudek, #902 II, 1996

    Jan Saudek, # 902 II, 1996, Vintage, handcolored silvergelatine print, 30 x 20 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, unhappy girl, 1987
  • Jan Saudek, unhappy girl, 1987

    Jan Saudek, "unhappy girl", # 234, 1987, Vintage, handcolored silvergelatine print, 40 x 30 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, Absolute Reunion between East and West, 1998
  • Jan Saudek, Absolute Reunion between East and West, 1998

    Jan Saudek, "Absolut Reunion between East and West", # 924, 1998, Vintage, handcolored silvergelatine print, 40 x 30 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, Fate descents towards the river leading two innocent children, 1980
  • Jan Saudek, Fate descents towards the river leading two innocent children, 1980

    Jan Saudek, "Fate descents towards the river leading two innocent children", # 14, 1980, silvergelatine print, 30 x 40 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, Life, 1969
  • Jan Saudek, Life, 1969

    Jan Saudek, "Life", ca. 1969, Vintage silvergelatine print, 18 x 24 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, boyscouts, 1990
  • Jan Saudek, boyscouts, 1990

    Jan Saudek, "boyscouts", # 866, 1990, Vintage, 2 handcolored silvergelatine prints, each 26,5 x 29,5 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, cleaning woman, 1990
  • Jan Saudek, cleaning woman, 1990

    Jan Saudek, "cleaning woman", # 1897 I - IV, 1990, 4 handcolored silvergelatine prints, each 19 x 15 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, zwei Gräfinnen, 1996
  • Jan Saudek, zwei Gräfinnen, 1996

    Jan Saudek, "zwei Gräfinnen", # 898, 1996, Vintage, handcolored silvergelatine print, 30 x 40 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, The Brawl, 1997
  • Jan Saudek, The Brawl, 1997

    Jan Saudek, "The Brawl", # 912 1-5, 1997, Vintage, 5 handcolored silvergelatine prints, each 24 x 24 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Jan Saudek, The Knife, 1989
  • Jan Saudek, The Knife, 1989

    Jan Saudek, "the knife",#233, Vintage, 1989, handcolored silvergelatine print, 30 x 40 cm, signed, dated and titled, Edition of 30, number 22/30, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Jan Saudek, Farova Sisters, 1987
  • Jan Saudek, Farova Sisters, 1987

    Jan Saudek, "Farova Sisters", 1987, Vintage, handcolored silvergelatine print, 18 x 24 cm, signed, dated and titled, please contact gallery for price.

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Jan Saudek (prices: 2000 € - 7500 €)

Jan Saudeks (1935 Prague, lives in Prague) work is to a considerable degree coined/shaped by two circumstances: on the one hand of his childhood, when he had interned together with his twin brother Karl in a KZ and only by a stroke of luck the experiments of Josef Mengele escaped, on the other hand of the attendance of the exhibition "Family of Man", which he felt as a sign of a deep need after family harmony and which to him the photography opened as an expression sign. So he studied at the school for industrial photography in Prague from 1950 - and worked thereafter in different occupations on the country and in numerous factories. For the 50's he concerns with photography and produces himselves thereby his own picture reality. So Saudek was one of the first Czech photographers, whose work in the west (Europe / USA) was well-known, but on the other hand his work was distrustfully observed in the 80's by the Czech state.

His photography first black-and-white, later colored, turns around sexuality and the relationship between man and woman, age and youth, clothed and nakedness. He uses generally antagonisms, in order strengthens picture effects to obtain. Saudek avails himself thereby of a every now and then hard picture language, which reminds of crude desire barnesses of medieval desire life, an impression, which is fed also by that always same marode ambiente of its pictures. Frequently he produces also sequences, in which once dresses pairs in the change, appears once naked, young girls as a pregnant woman returns or children ages. Saudeks photography reaches into the full life. Its direct language found very fast a lively resonance in the world of art.

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Jan Saudek - exhibitions (selection)

1969
- University of Indiana Bloomington (USA)

1971
- Kabinet grafiky, Olomouc (CZ)

1976
- Art Institute of Chicago (USA)
- Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago (USA)

1977
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (AUS)
- R.I.P. Arles (F)
- Australian Center of Photography, Sydney (Aus)

1978
- Galerie Il Diaframma, Milano (I)

1979
- Pratt Manhattan Graphic Center, New York (USA)
- G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

1980
- FNAC - Montparnasse, Paris (F)
- Photokina, Köln (D)

1981
- Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York (USA)

1984
- Watari, Tokyo (J)

1985
- Suomen Valoku Vataiteen Museum, Helsinki

1986
- Fotoforum Frankfurt (D)

1987
- Musée d´art moderne de la ville de Paris (F)

1988
- Primavera fotografica, Barcelona (E)

1989
- Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (D)
- In Extremis, Strasbourg (F)

1990
- Robert Koch Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)
- Yokohama Gallery, Yokohama (J)

1991
- Centre Pompidou, Paris (F)
- Steltmann, Amsterdam (NL)

1993
- Vision Gallery, San Francisco (USA)

1994
- Parco Gallery, Tokyo (J)
- Prinz, Kyoto (J)
- in focus Galerie, Köln (D)

1995
- G4 Cheb (CZ)
- A gallery, New Orleans (USA)
- Krisal gallery, Genf, (CH)

1996
- in focus Galerie am Dom, Köln (D)

1997
- Seattle Museum, Seattle (USA)
- Kamera und Photomuseum, Mölkau/Leipzig curated by in focus Galerie, Köln (D)
- Ken Damy Museum, Milano, Italien

1998
- Bergamot Station Arts Center, Los Angeles
- Vrais Reves, Lyon, Frankreich

1999
- The Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel
- Stills gallery, Sydney, Australien
- in focus Galerie, Köln

2002
- Galerie K. Mennour, Paris

2005
- Prag, (CZ), Best of Jan Saudek, Katalog

2006
- Moscow - Photobiennale 2006 - International Month of Photography: the exhibition
"The World of Jan Saudek" in "Manezh" Central exhibition hall
- Kutna Hora, Gallery ZUBOV
- in focus Galerie, Köln (with Sarah Saudkova)

2007
- Galerie Jana Saudka, Praha (CZ)

2008
- Galerie VELVET, Bojnice (SK)
- Royal Palace (spolu s J.P.Witkinem), Milano (IT)

2009
- Galerie VELVET KELLY, Žilina (SK)

2010
- Nordic Light Event, Fotofestival Kristiansund, Norway, kuratiert von in focus Galerie, Köln

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Jan Saudek ist weltweit einer der am meisten publizierten Fotokünstler
wichtige Publikationen:

- 1983, "The world of Jan Saudek", The master collection book, Genf
- 1986, "35 Jahre Fotografie-Jan Saudek", Frankfurt
- 1987, "Jan Saudek, 200 photographs", Musée de art moderne, de la ville de Paris, Paris
- 1991, "Jan Saudek, Life, Love and death and othe such trifles", Amsterdam
- 1995, "Jan Saudek, Jubilations & Obsessions", Amsterdam
- 1997, "Jan Saudek, Photographs 1987 - 1997, Taschen Verlag, Köln
- 1998, "Jan Saudek", Taschen Verlag, Köln
- 2002, "Jan Saudek, Realities", Arena Editions, New Mexiko, Santa Fe, USA
- 2006, "The Best of Jan Saudek", Prag
"Saudek", Taschen Verlag, Köln