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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

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