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    Sale 7584


    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)

    Au Bon Coin, 1929

    Price Realised  


    ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)
    Au Bon Coin, 1929
    gelatin silver print, unique cropping
    credit stamp [Paris 3] on verso
    9 3/8 x 7in. (23.7 x 17.8cm.)

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    The present lot shows a unique cropping and is the only known vintage print of Au Bon Coin.

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    As lot 1.

    Pre-Lot Text


    When the patron's dog takes a dislike to a customer, he does well to find another café in another street. Not for anything she does; just the way she looks at him. Yet she has been known to lead a friend to his door, when she observes that he has had a drink too many!

    KERTÉSZ from Day of Paris


    This image is reproduced with cropping variations in the following publications: Kertész, Day of Paris, J.J. Augustin, 1945, p.81 (fig.1); Kertész, J'aime Paris, Chêne, 1974, p.74; Phillips, Photographic Work of Kertész in France, CUNY, 1985, no.1929.73, titled 'Latin Quarter'; Borhan (ed.) André Kertész: Ma France, La Manufacture, 1990, p.230; Borhan (ed.), André Kertész: His Life and Work, Little, Brown & Co., 1994, p.180; André Kertész: Photographien 1925-1936, Schirmer/Mosel, 1995, pl.85.