André Kertész, ‘Homing Ship, New York, 1944 and Central Park, March 27’, 1970, Phillips

Photographs from the Collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington, D.C.

Signature: Estate copyright credit stamp on the reverse of Homing Ship; signed, titled, dated, annotated 'No 21' in pencil and credit stamp on the reverse of Central Park.

Borhan, André Kertész: His Life and Work, p. 28
Ducrot, André Kertész: Sixty Years of Photography, p. 182
Greenough, André Kertész, pl. 83
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., André Kertész: A Lifetime of Perception, p. 251
Phillips, Travis and Naef, André Kertész: Of Paris and New York, p. 238, there titled East Walk of Conservatory Pond, Central Park

Jean Efron Art Consultants, Washington, D.C. (Homing Ship)
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York (Central Park)

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
2017
Toronto,
David + Goliath
2015
NextLevel Galerie, 
Paris,
View Artist's CV