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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 7136Price: $12,000
Medium: Silver printMount: unmountedPhoto Date: 1929Print Date: 1929Dimensions: 6-5/8 x 9 in. (168 x 229 mm)Photo Country: FrancePhotographer Country: United States (USA)
Photographer's signature (Foto Kertesz) and handwritten date, title and identifications on verso of photograph in pen and pencil. A strong vintage image and print, 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. It shows the two marionettists with Rosza Kertesz (nee the photographer Rosa-Klein) and Blattner's sister. There is a wine bottle (obviously well used) and remnants of a picnic. Helen Blattner holds up a sausage. A very bizarre group. Kertesz and his wife frequented the theater and called the two Hungarian puppeteers friends. Kertesz is one of the great modernist photographers of this century. Illustrated: S.A. Toth, "Peintre, Marionnettiste a Montparnasse."Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.