André Kertész Marionettes from the Experimental Puppeteer Geza Blattner
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1928-29c Print Date 1928-29c
Dimensions 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 in. (114 x 159 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Photographer's 75, Blvd. Montparnasse stamp and his handwritten title on verso. A strong vintage image, one of the first that Kertesz took when he moved to Paris and reminiscent of his days in Hungary. This image is a part of a small group that relate to the avant-garde puppeteers Geza Blattner and his assistant Sandor Toth and their experimental marionnette theatre "Arc-en-Ciel" (Rainbow) in Montparnasse. This image of marionettes borders on the surreal. Kertesz and his wife frequented the theater and called the two Hungarian puppeteers friends. Illustrated: S.A. Toth, "Peintre, Marionnettiste a Montparnasse." Kertesz is one of the great modernist photographers of this century.
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