About This Image

A rare early printing of this important distortion, probably printed in the 1930s, but printed no later than the mid-1940s. Ferrotyped silver print on single weight paper numbered 20A in pencil by the artist and the estate number on the verso of the print. This passed black lighting with no glow indicating a print from before 1950s.

The warmth of this ferrotyped print is similar to other Paris prints, but the single weight of the paper may indicate a wartime print (1938-45), when paper was being conserved by issuing mostly single weights, although a lot of the Paris prints from the 1930s are on similar paper and single weight.

See: André Kertész, Distortions, (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1976), back cover; Alex Novak, For the Love of the Image: A Selection of 110 Photographs, p.55, pl.58.

Provenance: Estate of photographer.

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Distortion #20
Distortion #20
Andre Kertesz Distortion #20

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Additional Images

Distortion #20
Main Image

Ref.# 12483

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1932-33  Print Date 1930-40s

Dimensions 9 x 7-3/4 in. (229 x 197 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country Hungary


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