Artist: Frantisek Drtikol (Czech, 1883 - 1961).
Title: "Le Cri [Modernist nude study]".
Medium: Original vintage photogravure.
Date: Composed 1927. Printed 1928.
Dimensions: Image size: 9 3/16 x 7 1/8 in. (233 x 181 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signature stamp, lower right recto; Studio stamp, verso. Edition unknown, presumed very small. High-grade archival paper. Wide margins. Fine, quality printing. Very good to fine condition. Comment(s): According to ‘Gordon’s Art Reference’ the auction record for another example of this image (pigment process & signed in pencil) is $ 67,769 (£46,850) at Christie’s South Kensington, London, May 21, 2010, lot #48. Drtikol’s nudes show development from pictorialism and symbolism to modern composite pictures of the nude body, with geometric decorations and thrown shadows, where one finds a number of parallels with the avant-garde works of his epoch. These often are reminiscent of Cubism, and at the same time the nudes suggest the kind of movement that was characteristic of the futurism aesthetic. Image copyright © The Estate of Frantisek Drtikol. [25476-1-1200]