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Year of origin

Miroslav Tichý


vintage gelatin
silver print
h 42,5 / w 30,4 cm
h 23,5 / w 12,5 cm

The picture most likely shows a scene from a circus. The print itself is glued on a cardboard, decorated by the artist himself. Miroslav Tichý was a Czech photographer who documented thousands of women in his hometown Kyjov with self-made cameras made of cardboard and tin cans. The focus of his aesthetics was lying on imperfection. He thus distorted, spotted and poorly exposed his pictures, not only through the given possibility of his primitive equipment. Tichý followed the footsteps of artists such as Hans Bellmer or Pierre Molinier.