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Miroslav Tichý

Czech, 1926–2011

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Miroslav Tichý

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Czech, 1926–2011

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The naturalistic street photography of Miroslav Tichý, the subject of a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2008, was uncovered in the 1980s to the great interest of photography historians. Tichý’s voyeuristic gaze captured women out and about in the parks and streets of his hometown of Kyjov, Czechoslovakia. His photographs are often imperfect, blurred or damaged by over-exposure, adding to their improvisational quality and analog aesthetic. He is known for working with DIY equipment, such as glass lenses stuck together with toothpaste.

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Centre Pompidou, and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
Museum of Old and New Art, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
Biography

The naturalistic street photography of Miroslav Tichý, the subject of a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2008, was uncovered in the 1980s to the great interest of photography historians. Tichý’s voyeuristic gaze captured women out and about in the parks and streets of his hometown of Kyjov, Czechoslovakia. His photographs are often imperfect, blurred or damaged by over-exposure, adding to their improvisational quality and analog aesthetic. He is known for working with DIY equipment, such as glass lenses stuck together with toothpaste.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Old and New Art, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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How “Problematic” Outsider Art Avoids Scandal
Feb 27th, 2019
How “Problematic” Outsider Art Avoids Scandal
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