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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)

    Two dolls on bed, before July 1933

    Price Realised  

    ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)
    Two dolls on bed, before July 1933
    unique gelatin silver print
    credit stamp [Paris 3] on verso
    9 3/8 x 7in. (23.7 x 17.8cm.)


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    Provenance

    As lot 1.


    Pre-Lot Text

    KERTÉSZ -- PARIS PHOTOGRAPHS


    Literature

    Barancy, 'Fétiches,' Le Sourire, 20 July 1933, n.p., 13 photos reproduced (figs.2-3). For the page from Le Sourire, see: Phillips, Photographic Work of Kertész in France, CUNY, 1985, no.1933.113, titled 'Two Female Dolls Nude on Bed'; Greenough et al., André Kertész, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC/Princeton University Press, 2005, p.255.