André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions
André Kertész, ‘A Hungarian Memory Portfolio’, 1914-1924, Heritage Auctions

A Hungarian Memory Portfolio complete with 15 photographs. These photographs are contained in in a folio-sized tan linen clamshell box and are editioned 86 of 100 on the colophon. Bocskay Tér, Budapest, 1914; Hungarian Landscape, Puszta, 1914; Tisza-Szalka, 6 July, 1924; Circus, Budapest, 19 May, 1920; Hazy Day, Budapest, November, 1920; Sunset, Esztergom, 15 May, 1917; Wandering Violinist, Abony, 19 July, 1921; My Brothers, Budapest, 1919; The Swing, Esztergom, 26 September, 1917; Trio, Ráczkeve, 6 May, 1923; Heavy Burden, Esztergom, 1916; Country Accident, Esztergom, September, 1916; Transport, Braila, Rumania, 19 October, 1918; Forced March to the Front between Lonié and Mitulen, Poland, 19 July, 1915; Budafok, 1919

Condition Report: The prints are in overall excellent condition; scuffs to the bottom of the portfolio box.

Signature: Each signed in pencil on verso; each hinged to mounts which are blindstamped with sequential numbers on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Publisher: Hyperion Press, New York.

About André Kertész

An important influence on photography both as journalism and as art, André Kertész is known for the visual lyricism and humanism that characterized his practice. A Hungarian-born Frenchman, Kertész moved to New York in 1936, having spent 1925-1936 in Paris at the centre of the émigré art world, where he photographed fellow artists such as Brassaï, Piet Mondrian, Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, and Constantin Brancusi. It was not until 1964 that his work gained recognition in the U.S., when he was given a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art. Today he is best known for his series of Polaroid studies of Washington Square Park, as well as his distorted nudes of the 1930s, which take the radical angles and manipulation of light and shadow of his street scenes and apply them to the human body to obtain a similar de-familiarizing effect. “The moment always dictates in my work,” Kertész once said. “Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see ... I see a situation and I know that it's right.”

Hungarian, 1894-1985, Budapest, Hungary, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2014
Chicago,
André Kertész: Raison d’Etre

Group Shows

2018
2017
San Francisco,
2017
Los Angeles,
2017
New York,
Art Basel 2017 - Folio
2017
Genève,
2017
2015
NextLevel Galerie, 
Paris,
View Artist's CV