Item #592 Tajemství. [Mystery.]. Vilém Szpyk.
Surrealist "Photosynthesis" by Vilém Szpyk

Tajemství. [Mystery.]

Praha (Prague): Edice Harmonia (Fotopodnik Štork, Aeroretuš), (1927?). Text printed in black on a multi-coloured circle shaped photomontage by Szpyk. First edition. One page print. On verso the modernist emblem of Fotopodnik Štork. 275 × 380 mm. In very good condition.

A “photosynthesis”, a combination of photography and poetry by Vilém Szpyk (1902–1939), the Czech avant-garde poet, writer and photographer.

A surrealist photomontage composed mostly by women’s faces, in the lower part a war scene and a mass, on the left a tank appears, and the composition is crowned with the sun and moon on the top printed in red. This photomontage is overlaid with the poem “Tajemství” (Mystery).

Extremely scarce surrealist work. We could trace only one copy in institutional holdings in the Czech Republic.

[Ref.: Toman, J.; Primus, Zd.: Foto/Montáž Tiskem. Photo/Montage in Print. Praha: Kant, 2009.; Anděl, J.: l Arte de la Vanguardia en Checoslovaquia, 1918–1938. The Art of the Avant-Garde in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938. IVAM Centre Julio González, 10 febrero–11 abril 1993. Valencia: L’Centre: Generalitat Valenciana, Conselleria de Cultura, Educació i Ciéncia, 1993.]


Price: €1,500.00

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