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Tichy (Taka Ishii Gallery).

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Publisher: Foundation Tichy Oceán, and Taki Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

By: Tichy Miroslav, Szeemann Harald

First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Heavy gray cover-stock paper boards with title printed in blue on cover and brown taped spine, with 6-1/8 inch photographically illustrated obi: no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, paintings and quoted excerpts by Miroslav Tichy. Preface (in English and Japanese) by Harald Szeemann. Essay (in English and Japanese) by Roman Buxbaum. Includes a biography with exhibition history, collections and prizes, a bibliography and a list of reproductions. Designed by Élise Mougin, Paris. 188 pp., with 83 four-color plates and 7 four-color and 6 black-and-white illustrations finely printed on heavy matt paper by Art-D and Trico, Prague. 8-7/8 x 6-3/8 inches. Published on the occasion of a 2007 exhibition at the Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo. From the publisher: "After studying at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Miroslav Tichy withdrew to a life of isolation in his hometown Kyjov. In the late 1950s he stopped painting and began during his daily walks to take photographs of women with cameras he made by hand. He mounted the prints on handmade frames and added finishing touches in pencil, thus shifting from photography to drawing. Disregarding the rules of photography Tichy has created over four decades a large oeuvre of poetic, dreamlike views of feminine beauty. Tichy's former neighbor Roman Buxbaum discovered Tichy's secret work in the 1980s and has been documenting and collecting it ever since, in 2004, Harald Szeemann presented the first solo exhibition of the nearly eighty-year-old artist in the Seville Biennial. That same year Tichy was given the Discovery Award at the Rencontres de la Photographie Festival in Arles and the Kunsthaus Zurich held a large retrospective. The Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art (Frankfurt) are holding solo exhibitions in 2008."  
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