Immersed in the artistic life of Paris, where he moved from Hungary in 1925, Kertész blended Cubist and Surrealist influences with a photojournalistic approach imbued with his own lyrical vision. His series of photographs of Mondrian and the painter's studio are exceptional for their balanced, abstract rigor, and radiant calm-the very qualities of the contemporary work of this most spiritual of painters.
Inscription: Signed and annotated in pencil below image on mount recto, BL: "A. Kertész" and "Paris"
Estate of André Kertész; (sold, Christie's New York, April 17, 1997, Lot 186); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Times: Photography Between the Two World Wars," June 9, 1998–October 4, 1998.
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. "Constructed Views: Photography and Architecture," November 19, 1998–November 23, 1998.
La Maison Européenne de la Photographie. "The Odyssey of an Icon: Three Photographs by André Kertész," October 31, 2006–January 7, 2007.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paris as Muse: Photography, 1840s – 1930s," January 27, 2014–May 4, 2014.
Phillips Sandra A., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. André Kertész, of Paris and New York. MMA ed. New York, 1985. no. no. 23, p. 136.
Greenough, Sarah, and Sarah Kennel. André Kertész. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2005. pl. 49.