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

PROPERTY FROM THE ROTHSCHILD ART FOUNDATION

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