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On the Boulevards, Paris

Artist:
André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York)
Date:
1934
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
23.8 x 18.0 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.7
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures
Not on view
A.M. Cassandre's famous poster plays with the name of the aperitif: Dubo (du beau, "beautiful"), Dubon (du bon, "good"), Dubonnet. The solitary woman is as oblivious to this jaunty refrain as she is to the inviting smile of the top-hatted fellow at her shoulder. Kertesz saw these inapposite conjunctions and in the same instant knew that the pedestrian departing the poignant scene should not be allowed to make his getaway.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil on print, verso LC: "A Kertész // A [illegible] 22. 1983"; stamped in ink on print, verso C: "FOR ONE REPRODUCTION ONLY"; printed on label attached to print, verso C: "CAUTION // License to reproduce this photograph on which a copyright // is pending, will be granted upon acceptance of the terms quoted. // If purchased it is for your publication only, and must not be syndicated, rented, loanded or used for advertising purposes // CREDIT LINE MUST READ: PHOTO // KERTESZ [in pencil] FROM EUROPEAN";
[Edwynn Houk Gallery to Waddell, April 24, 1983]; John C. Waddell

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.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "André Kertész," February 6, 2005–May 15, 2005.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "André Kertész," June 12, 2005–September 5, 2005.

International Center of Photography. "André Kertész," September 16, 2005–November 27, 2005.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Street," March 5, 2013–May 27, 2013.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paris as Muse: Photography, 1840s – 1930s," January 27, 2014–May 4, 2014.

Naef, Weston J., Sandra Phillips, and David Travis. André Kertész: Of Paris and New York. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985. no. 111, p. 79.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 30.



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