László Moholy-Nagy, ‘Konstrucktion V, from: 6. Kestner-Mappe 6 Konstruktionen’, 1923, Christie's
László Moholy-Nagy, ‘Konstrucktion V, from: 6. Kestner-Mappe 6 Konstruktionen’, 1923, Christie's

Signed in pencil, numbered 22/50 on the reverse, published by Verlag Ludwig Ey for the Kestner-Gessellschaft, Hanover, some pale staining and foxmarks, framed
Image & Sheet 597 x 437 mm.

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About László Moholy-Nagy

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.

Hungarian, 1895-1946, Bácsborsód, Hungary

Group Shows

London, UK,
In to the Light: Photography and Abstract Art
New York,
Art Basel 2017 - Folio
Alma Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Impact: Abstraction & Experiment in Hungarian Photography
View Artist's CV