László Moholy-Nagy, ‘Advertisement for Shocken Department Store (Variation of the Law of the Series)’, 1925, Alice Adam Ltd.
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Advertisement for Shocken Department Store (Variation of the Law of the Series), 1925

Gelatin Silver Print
8 22/25 × 6 3/4 in
22.6 × 17.1 cm
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Chicago
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László Moholy-Nagy
Hungarian, 1895–1946
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A new media innovator and devotee throughout his artistic career, László Moholy-Nagy worked in a staggering array of mediums, including film, typography, sculpture, graphic and stage design, photography, painting, and writing. Moholy-Nagy was a pivotal member of the Bauhaus school, where he authored several influential design books and was a proponent of integrating art and technology. With his photograms, such as Photogram with Eiffel Tower (1925-1929), Moholy-Nagy experimented with the abstract potential of a traditionally documentary medium. The artist’s photography was also distinguished by its abstract qualities achieved through his bold experimentation with perspective. Among Moholy-Nagy’s three-dimensional works, the best known is Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930), a mechanical sculpture that used light as a material and cast shifting shadows on the walls around it.

László Moholy-Nagy, ‘Advertisement for Shocken Department Store (Variation of the Law of the Series)’, 1925, Alice Adam Ltd.
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Stamped photographer's 'foto moholy-nagy' credit (verso).
László Moholy-Nagy
Hungarian, 1895–1946
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A new media innovator and devotee throughout his artistic career, László Moholy-Nagy worked in a staggering array of mediums, including film, typography, sculpture, graphic and stage design, photography, painting, and writing. Moholy-Nagy was a pivotal member of the Bauhaus school, where he authored several influential design books and was a proponent of integrating art and technology. With his photograms, such as Photogram with Eiffel Tower (1925-1929), Moholy-Nagy experimented with the abstract potential of a traditionally documentary medium. The artist’s photography was also distinguished by its abstract qualities achieved through his bold experimentation with perspective. Among Moholy-Nagy’s three-dimensional works, the best known is Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930), a mechanical sculpture that used light as a material and cast shifting shadows on the walls around it.

Advertisement for Shocken Department Store (Variation of the Law of the Series), 1925

Gelatin Silver Print
8 22/25 × 6 3/4 in
22.6 × 17.1 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Chicago
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