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7 A.M. (New Year's Morning)

Artist:
László Moholy-Nagy (American (born Hungary), Borsod 1895–1946 Chicago, Illinois)
Date:
ca. 1930
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
27.8 x 21.3 cm (10 15/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.155
Not on view
Moholy-Nagy was a painter before he became the major proselytiser of the new vision at the Bauhaus, and he was both of these before he was an active photographer. His experience with the abstract organization of pictorial space and with the school's design curriculum clearly inform this photograph. A less sophisticated artist would not have seen that a picture could be hung on such a minimal scaffold of small incidents, traces, and shadows, precisely related.
Inscription: Inscribed in ink [in artist's hand?] and stamped, verso LC: "Copyright by // Holstein - Deutsch // Berlin Wilmersdorf [crossed out: "SW 68" substituted] // Prinzregentenstr, 23 [crossed out: "Fridrichstr 27" substituted" // No. -----------/------------" // "foto moholy-nagy" // "Beim Abdruck bittezu [illegible]: Weltbild --"; // "7 h [illegible]" // "moholy-nagy // berlin - chbg.9 // fredericiastr. 27 atelier"; erased pencil inscription of 4 lines, verso UC;
[Jill Quasha]; John C. Waddell, May 19, 1981

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Taken from the window of Moholy's home in Berlin.
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