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Oldřich Kulhánek


* 26. 2. 1940 † 27. 1. 2013


 

Oldřich Kulhánek was born on the 26th of February 1940, in Prague. From 1958 to 1964 he studied at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts, in the studio of Professor Karel Svolinský. The years of his apprenticeship there, provided the foundation and inspiration of his artistic career.


In 1971 he was arrested by the StB (the Czechoslovak Secret Police) and was accused that with his prints of 1968–1971, he had disgraced the representatives of the communist countries (in particular his images of the face of Stalin).


This Kafka-esque situation was to continue until 1972 and on the 5th of July 1973, he was tried in court. At this farce, like in a scene out of the writer Hašek’s "Good Soldier Schweik", eleven of his prints were sentenced by the judge to be destroyed, i.e. burnt. However the "gentlemen" of the court, did no such thing, and kept the prints for themselves – which was tantamount to government sanctioned theft. Kulhánek later commented  “I realised that one’s situation in life, even if a tragic one, never lacks a touch of humour – though, usually very black humour!”


Despite the toughness of the regime, thanks to a number of friends in the United States, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria and France, he did not lose contact with the European and world art scene, during these his darkest years. After the collapse of the communist dictatorship, in 1989, the situation in Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic changed irrevocably; artists (and the nation at large) were finally free to express themselves and travel. Following the changes he was later invited to give a series of workshops at various universities in the United States as a visiting professor (such as the University of Houston – Clear Lake, Texas, the Art Center – New Smyrna Beach, Florida).

In addition to his art and teaching, one of his many accomplishments is that he created the designs of the new Czech Banknotes, which was a commission that came with a great deal of prestige. He has also become one of the principal designers of Czech stamps, which has included designing a stamp of the present President of the Czech Republic: Mr. Václav Klaus, among other Czech personalities.
 

Oldřich Kulhánek, presently lives and works in Prague, and is the President of the Hollar Foundation.

 


Musical banquet

colour etching, 1987, 24,5 x 16,5 cm

Not available
colour lithography, 1994
65 x 49 cm
price: € 1 125.00
etching, 1995
11 x 7,5 cm
price: € 92.00
etching, 1995
16 x 6,5 cm
price: € 92.00
etching, 1980
10 x 6,5 cm
price: € 92.00
colour etching, 1971
44 x 29 cm
price: € 938.00
etching, 1995
14 x 8,5 cm
price: € 96.00
etching, 1974
12,5 x 8 cm
price: € 92.00
etching, 1987
15,5 x 9,5 cm
price: € 92.00
colour lithography, 2004
56,5 x 73,5 cm
price: € 750.00
colour lithography, 2009
73 x 57 cm
price: € 938.00
colour lithography, 1992
66 x 51 cm
price: € 750.00
colour lithography, 2009
54 x 38 cm
price: € 667.00
colour lithography, 1995
65 x 49 cm
price: € 792.00
colour etching, 1978
24,5 x 17,5 cm
price: € 458.00
colour etching, 1978
24,5 x 17,5 cm
price: € 479.00
colour etching, 1978
23,5 x 17,5 cm
price: € 479.00
colour etching, 1978
24,5 x 17,5 cm
price: € 479.00
colour etching, 1978
24,5 x 17,5 cm
price: € 479.00
colour etching, 1978
24,5 x 17,5 cm
price: € 479.00
colour etching, 1978
25 x 17,5 cm
price: € 521.00
colour etching, 2016
31 x 19 cm
price: € 250.00
colour lithography, 1992
48,5 x 37,5 cm
price: € 875.00
colour etching, undated
15 x 10,5 cm
price: € 104.00
colour lithography, 1995
49 x 33 cm
price: € 812.00
colour etching, 2012
15,5 x 11 cm
price: € 96.00
colour etching, 2012
15,5 x 9 cm
price: € 96.00
colour etching, 2012
17 x 11 cm
price: € 96.00
colour etching, 2012
15 x 10 cm
price: € 96.00
colour etching, 1980
14,5 x 6,5 cm
price: € 96.00
Sold Artworks
etching, 1995
13,5 x 8,5 cm

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colour etching, 2003
14 x 9 cm

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colour etching, 1987
14 x 9 cm

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etching, 1978
15 x 8,5 cm

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colour lithography, 2004
91,5 x 64,5 cm

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colour lithography, 2008
34 x 22 cm

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colour lithography, 2008
34 x 20 cm

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colour etching, 1976
20,5 x 13,5 cm

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colour etching, 1976
20,5 x 13,5 cm

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colour etching, 1976
20,5 x 13,5 cm

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colour lithography, 2006
57 x73,5 cm

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colour lithography, 2006
35 x 24 cm

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colour lithography, 2001
83 x 60 cm

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colour lithography, 2000
83 x 60,5 cm

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colour etching, 1976
20,5 x 13,5 cm

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colour lithography, 2001
76 x 54 cm

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colour lithography, 1999
76 x 54 cm

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colour etching, 1974
13,5 x 8 cm

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colour lithography, 1988
60 x 45 cm

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colour etching, 1987
24,5 x 16,5 cm

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etching, 1981
12 x 7,5 cm

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etching, 1987
15 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 2002
13,5 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1990
13 x 8,5 cm

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colour lithography, 1998
71 x 54,5 cm

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colour etching, 1971
37,5 x 24,5 cm

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colour lithography, 1990
49 x 37,5 cm

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etching, 1995
10,5 x 6 cm

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colour etching, 1971
43 x 28,5 cm

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colour etching, 1997
14 x 10 cm

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etching, 1995
15 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1986
13,5 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1988
11,5 x 8 cm

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etching, 1995
13,5 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1986
14 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1995
13,5 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1995
13,5 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1995
14 x 9 cm

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etching, 1995
14 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1995
14 x 8,5 cm

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etching, 1988
14,5 x 8,5 cm

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lithography, 2009
18 x 12 cm

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colour etching, 1980
12,5 x 7 cm

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colour etching, 1980
12,5 x 7 cm

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colour etching, 1986
13,5 x 9,5 cm

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etching, 1981
15 x 9 cm

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etching, 1988
13,5 x 8,5 cm

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colour etching, 1989
14 x 8,5 cm

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technika anglicky, 2013
21 x 14 cm

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colour etching, 1980
44 x32 cm

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colour etching, 1998
21 x 13 cm

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lithography, 2012
22,5 x 16 cm

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colour lithography, 2007
43,5 x 32,5 cm

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lithography, 2009
16 x 11 cm

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colour etching, 1989
15 x 8,5 cm

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lithography, 2009
16 x 11 cm

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lithography, 2009
16 x 11 cm

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colour etching, 1987
13,5 x 9 cm

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lithography, 2009
16 x 10 cm

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colour etching, 1975
15,5 x 8 cm

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colour etching, 1989
14 x 9 cm

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colour etching, 1996
13,5 x 10 cm

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colour etching, 1985
11,5 x 7,5 cm

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colour etching, 1976
13,5 x 9 cm

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colour etching, 1996
15 x 10,5 cm

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colour etching, 1980
15 x 10 cm

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colour lithography, 2002
19 x 13,5 cm

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lithography, 2009
17 x 11 cm

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colour etching, 1981
15 x 8,5 cm

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colour etching, 1991
14 x 9 cm

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colour etching, 1985
14 x 8,5 cm

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colour etching, 1987
14 x 8,5 cm

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colour lithography, 1611
66 x 50,5 cm

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lithography, 1992
24 x 23 cm

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colour lithography, 1991
41 x 30 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 1995
30 x 19,5 cm

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colour etching, 2011
18 x 13,5 cm

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colour lithography, 1975

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colour etching, 2016
12 x 7,5 cm

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colour etching, 1988
14 x 9 cm

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colour etching, 2008
18 x 13 cm

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colour etching, 1975
17 x 11,5 cm

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