21 May 2016
Seated Nude by the Chair, stamped with the photographer's stamp, titled in Cyrillic and numbered “43” on the reverse.
Gelatin silver print, 49 by 40 cm.
Photographed and printed c. 1960s–1970s.
Provenance: With the Museum of Viljandi, Estonia, c. 1980 (stamp and inscription on the reverse).
Private collection, Europe.
Gunars Binde (b. 1933) is a Latvian photographer who is perhaps best known for his erotic photos. He taught at Riga School of Applied Arts (1964–1975), worked as a photographer for the Research Council of the Latvian Society for the Preservation of Historical Sites (1975–1977), then for the Daugava Museum (1977–1994) and for the Latvian Ministry of Defence. Binde’s favourite genres are portraiture, landscape and particularly nudes. He has had over 30 personal exhibitions all over the world and is an Eminent Photographer of the International Federation of Photographic Art. His works are held in the museums in France, Denmark, Austria and others.
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