I do not document anything, I give an interpretation. - André Kertész
On his sixteenth birthday in 1912, André Kertész and his younger brother Jenö received a camera, a gift that launched a decade-long collaboration between the two siblings. As self-taught photographers, the two experimented with styles and compositions, often drawing inspiration from mythology. Indeed, images taken during the 1910s reveal whimsical scenes in which Jenö playfully cavorts in the nude al fresco, posing as Icarus or, as seen in the current lot, a faun.