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Pavel Banka Platinum Print 1985

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Pavel Banka
Untitled, 1985
Platinum print.Edition of 100 (unnumbered), signed by the artist. Catalogue number: 2001.041

  • CREATOR Pavel Banka, Czech Republic.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Platinum Print, Glass.
  • CONDITION Good. Minor wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS 11 in. x 8.75 in. Framed: 11 in. x 14 in.


Platinum prints, also called platinotypes, are photographic prints made by a monochrome printing process involving platinum. Platinum tones range from warm black, to reddish brown, to expanded mid-tone grays that are unobtainable in silver prints.

Pavel Banka was an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work in September 1987 and the first European artist to participate in the fifteen-year old program. This was Banka’s second trip to the United States from his native Prague, Czechoslovakia where he makes a living as a commercial photographer. He explained that it was a great privilege, that many Czechs will never experience leaving their country more than once in a lifetime. As though he might only have one month left to live, Banka set out to photograph American people and continue his dramatic studio series with models.

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