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Untitled [Dog with a Stick]

Although he had begun shooting photographs in his native Hungary, Kertész established his reputation with avant-garde distortions of female nudes after he moved to Paris in 1925. His associations with modern artists also influenced his photo-journalism and documentary work. This image of a dog reflects the unusual perspectives found in the imagery of Constructivist and Surrealist photographers. Kertész relocated to New York City in 1936. It was there that he met Elizabeth Lyne, a cousin of John Grunwald. A neighbor and friend of the artist, she is believed to have received this rare (and possibly unpublished) photograph directly from Kertész.

André Kertész
American (born Hungary), 1894–1985
Untitled [Dog with a Stick]
ca. 1940–44
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9 5/8 x 7 13/16 in. (24.4 x 19.8 cm); sheet: 9 13/16 x 8 in. (24.9 x 20.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Rita and John Grunwald Collection, 2009.82

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