The David Guiraud gallery presents an exhibition of 35 Jan Saudek signed vintage prints. They come from an exceptional private collection of over 60 pictures that will allow one to discover old and sometimes unknown images. The gallery will hang around 35 copies on their walls, but all of the pictures will be visible upon request.
To bring together such an amount of “vintages” from the 1970’s and 80’s is unique as it is impossible to gather these days such a group of pictures for an exhibition.
In fact, the first works from the 1970’s are exclusively in black and white. The color prints have the particularity of being unique as the color retouches on some of the images have been made by hand. Moreover, Jan Saudek hardly takes any more photographs today, working on old images that he prints in editions of 30 of 50 copies.
For those who do not know this part of his work, the exhibition will be the occasion to discover unknown images, some of his most emblematic. Pierre Borhan has called him an “underground creator, long doomed to marginality by political authorities and others… and who today is recognized as a full-fledged artist that has his place in the history of photography.
Jan Saudek, Private collection
Until July 16th 2011
David Guiraud Gallery
5, rue du Perche