Photographer's 75, Blvd. Montparnasse stamp and his handwritten title on verso.
A strong vintage image, 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. This image of marionettes borders on the surreal. Kertesz and his wife frequented the theater and called the two Hungarian puppeteers friends. The puppet theater was highly valued by the Surrealists.
Illustrated: S.A. Toth, "Peintre, Marionnettiste a Montparnasse". Kertesz is one of the great modernist photographers of this century.
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Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1928-29c Print Date 1928-29c
Dimensions 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 in. (114 x 159 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.