ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)
ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)

Au Bon Coin, 1929

ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985)
Au Bon Coin, 1929
gelatin silver print
credit stamp (on the verso)
image/sheet: 9 3/8 x 7in. (23.7 x 17.8cm.)
Gift of the artist to Jacqueline Paouillac, 1963;
by descent to a private collection;
Christie's, London, May 15, 2008, lot 13;
to a corporate collection
Kertész, Day of Paris, J.J. Augustin, 1945, p. 81; Kertész, J'aime Paris, Chêne, 1974, p. 74; Borhan, ed., Ma France, La Manufacture, 1990, p. 230; André Kertész: His Life and Work, Little, Brown and Co., 1994, p. 180; Frizot and Wanaverbecq, André Kertész, Hazan/Jeu de Paume, 2010, p. 151

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Lot Essay

This photograph and lot 204 were gifts from Kertész to his friend and professional associate, Jacqueline Paouillac. When Kertész left Paris for an intended one-year stay in New York he entrusted his negatives, some prints and other effects to the care of Mme Paouillac. That year quickly turned into decades and the friends lost touch. Finally, when they reconnected in 1963, Kertész allowed Mme Paouillac to keep these prints as a token of his appreciation for safeguarding his negatives.

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