László Moholy-Nagy, ‘Konstruktion IV, from Konstruktionen 6. Kestnermappe’, 1923, Christie's


Signed in pencil, presumably an unnumbered proof aside from the edition of 50, published by Eckart von Sydow at the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany, the full sheet, occasional handling creases in places, otherwise in good condition, framed
Sheet: 23 5/8 x 17 ¼ in. (600 x 438 mm.)

Passuth 127

Alice Adam, Ltd., Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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
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