21 May 2016
Praying Nude and Nude, from the series “Heliography”, two works, one signed, titled in Cyrillic and dated, and the other stamped with the photographer's stamp on the reverse.
Each gelatin silver print, measuring 25.5 by 17.5 cm and 24.5 by 18 cm respect.
Photographed and printed c. 1960s.
Provenance: 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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