About This Image
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."
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Sale Price $7,000
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1929 Print Date 1929
Dimensions 6-5/8 x 9 in. (168 x 229 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country United States (USA)