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Distortion #6

Artist:
André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York)
Date:
1933
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
23.4 x 17.3 cm (9 3/16 x 6 13/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.321
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures
Not on view
Kertész accentuated the narrow ribcage and long waist of the ideal contemporary woman by photographing his model in a carnival mirror. If the top half of this beautiful nude resembles those Modigliani painted, the swell of the haunch recalls Mannerist nudes and their nineteenth-century revivals, especially Ingres' grande odalisque.
Inscription: Stamped in ink on print, verso C: "PHOTO // ANDRE KERTESZ // 32, bis, Rue du Cotentin, PARIS - [illegible] // COPYRIGHT BY"; inscribed on print, verso C: "#6."; inscribed on print, verso C: "Girard [crosssed out]"; inscribed on print, verso LC [upside down]: "San Fr.";
[Edwynn Houk Gallery to Waddell, February 16, 1984]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 4," March 1, 1994–June 12, 1994.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Naked before the Camera," March 27, 2012–September 9, 2012.

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