Prague, Czechoslovakia

Petrin Hills

1989


Dimensions

Image: 16.5 x 24.1 cm (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.) Sheet: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

2005.143

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Minkkinen was inspired by the photographer Josef Sudek in the making of this photograph. He showed his taxi driver a reproduction of Sudek’s “Spring in Strahov Garden” (2003.179) in a book and asked the driver to take him to the spot where that photograph was made. It is there that Minkkinen made this photograph. On his way back to his hotel, Minkkinen discovered and visited Sudek’s studio, which is close by.

Inscription

Recto, signed on mount, below photograph, l.r.: Arno Raael Minkkinen
Verso, l.l., in pencil: c Arno Rafael Minkkinen / Prague, Petrin Hills, Czechoslovakia, 1989

Provenance

The photographer; gift to the MFA April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Arno Rafael Minkkinen and Sandra Hughes Minkkinen

Copyright

© Arno Rafael Minkkinen