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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)

    Clock of the Académie Française, 1929

    Price Realised  

    ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)
    Clock of the Académie Française, 1929
    gelatin silver print
    credit stamp [Paris 3], credited 'Kertész' in 'ABC Press Service/Amsterdam' address stamp, numbered '3' and captioned '"Journal des Musiciens" découvert sous les combles de l'Institut de France. Le Pont des Arts pris à travers l'horloge de l'Institut' ['Journal des Musiciens' found under the attic of the Institut de France. The Pont des Arts is shot through the clock of the Institute] in unknown hand in French in pencil
    9¼ x 7in. (23.4 x 17.8cm.)


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    This is the only known vintage print of this image. Aside from the present lot, only two other prints, both printed in the 1950s, are known.

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    Provenance

    As lot 1.


    Pre-Lot Text

    KERTÉSZ -- PARIS PHOTOGRAPHS


    Literature

    This image is not recorded in Phillips, Photographic Work of Kertész in France, CUNY, 1985 and hitherto unpublished. The most well-known image from this series showing a close-up view (fig.2), is widely published and recorded in the above survey.