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Paul Arma's Hands

Artist:
André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York)
Date:
1928
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
7.1 x 9.5 cm (2 13/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.111
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures
Not on view
Inscription: Signed in pencil on mount, recto C [below print]: "A Kertesz"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LL: "Paul Arma's Hand // Paris // 1928 // July 2- 1982 A Kertesz"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LR: "cat. #61"
[Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, to Waddell, November 4, 1983]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "André Kertész, Of Paris and New York," December 19, 1985–February 23, 1986.

Mission du Patrimoine Photographique, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. "André Kertész, Of Paris and New York," April 24, 1986–June 2, 1986.

Naef, Weston J., Sandra Phillips, and David Travis. André Kertész: Of Paris and New York. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985. no. 61, p. 157.



For a different version, see: "Paul Arma's Hands", MMA 1979.687, reproduced in André Kertész, Of Paris and New York, MMA, p. 156, Cat. No. 60. According to JCW, Houk stated that this is the only existing contact print of the image. Letter from Kertész to JCW dated Dec. 5, 1983, concerning the provenance.
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