About This Image

Photographer's signature (Foto Kertesz) and handwritten date, title and identifications on verso of photograph in pen and pencil. A strong vintage image and print, one of the first that Kertesz took when he moved to Paris and reminiscent of his days in Hungary. This image is a part of a small group that relate to the avant-garde puppeteers Geza Blattner and his assistant Sandor Toth and their experimental marionnette theatre "Arc-en-Ciel" (Rainbow) in Montparnasse. It shows the two marionettists with Rosza Kertesz (nee the photographer Rosa-Klein) and Blattner's sister. There is a wine bottle (obviously well used) and remnants of a picnic. Helen Blattner holds up a sausage. A very bizarre group. Kertesz and his wife frequented the theater and called the two Hungarian puppeteers friends. Kertesz is one of the great modernist photographers of this century. Illustrated: S.A. Toth, "Peintre, Marionnettiste a Montparnasse."

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A Picnic Party in Bois de Boulogne, Paris
André Kertész A Picnic Party in Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Price $10,000
Sale Price $7,000

Main Image

Ref.# 7136

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1929  Print Date 1929

Dimensions 6-5/8 x 9 in. (168 x 229 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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