Olbram Zoubek // 1996

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During my studies in 1996 I was allowed to document sculptor Olbram Zoubek in his studio for a period of one year. His only condition was that I should not disturb him during work. It was pure magic to watch and observe him while he was creating his impressive sculptures. Sometimes I was for hours there and we did not speak at all.

Olbram Zoubek (21 April 1926 – 15 June 2017) was a contemporary Czech sculptor and designer. His work was inspired by Swiss-Italian sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Zoubek was particularly well known for having taken a death mask of Jan Palach, a Charles University student who burned himself to death in protest over the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. One of his most famous works is his "Memorial to the Victims of Communism" in Prague.
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