20 October 2003
Magda Förstner standing in the doorway of Etienne Béothy's Studio
Gelatin silver print. 1926. Credit in an unknown hand in ink, dated 1929 and annotated Paris by the artist in pencil on the verso.
3¾ x 1 7/8in. (9.5 x 4.8cm.)
Collection of Etienne Béothy;
Sotheby's, London, 2 May 1996, lot 146;
to the present owner.
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See: Phillips, et al., Of Paris and New York, p. 139, no. 26; see also: Borhan, André Kertész: His Life and Work, p. 144 for the uncropped version.
Kertész photographed Magda Förstner, a popular cabaret dancer, for his celebrated Satiric Dancer, 1926. This photograph at Etienne Béothy's studio was taken during the same session.
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