Prague: Český fond výtvarných umění, 1965. Octavo (18 × 12 cm). Staple-stitched pictorial wrappers;  pp. Very good.
Scarce exhibition catalog of František Hudeček, with six full-page reproductions and a list of works exhibited. Introductory article by Eva Petrova and artist biography. The artist was an early member of the Czech post-war artist collective “Skupina 42” (Group 42), which was formally founded in 1940, during the German Protectorate. The group was forbidden by the Communist government in 1948, but its members and artists continued to work and impact the Czech art scene well into the 1970s. “Skupina 42” was significantly shaped by the experience of war and the German occupation. It combined pre-war tendencies such as cubism, futurism, and constructivism with existentialist and surrealist thought and images. Nevertheless it also sought to counteract a certain academic quality in art and was drawn to a kind of urban realism: the city in its manifold forms was an important theme, and ties to American literature and art were also strong. KVK, OCLC only show the copy at the Czech National Library.
Book ID: P6494