Lot Details

André Kertész, Arthur Rothstein Exhibition, 1967. Gelatin silver print, 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm). Stamped and dated.

Born in 1894 in Budapest, Kertesz gained his bacehlor’s degree from the Hungarian Academy of Commerce in 1912. In 1914 he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army. He became known for photographing the “unimportant” memories of the war; soldiers resting and laughing, etc. After the war, he found he was unable to fully support himself with his art, so he returned to the Stock Exchange in Budapest for several years (where he had worked previously before the draft). In 1925, he moved to Paris and became a freelance photographer for numerous magazines. He met and photographed artists such as Marc Chagall, Piet Mondrian and Alexander Calder, amongst others. In 1964 he was acknowledged internationally with his exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He died in September of 1985.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Margin
Location: Lower left
Notes: Quarter inch crease in the margin of the lower left corner. Does not affect the image
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.78 cm.)
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