SIGNED AND DATED ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ PHOTOGRAPH, ALSO CAPTIONED IN HIS HAND
KERTÉSZ, André. Photographic print, “Sziget Becse” [New York: circa 1972]. Silver gelatin print, measuring 8 by 10 inches. $2300.
Photograph printed by Kertész’s studio, signed and captioned by him in pencil on the verso, apparently produced to promote the publication of Sixty Years of Photography (1972) and eventually published in Kertész on Kertész (1985).
Kertész was “one of the first photographers to demonstrate the tremendous richness of the street… his work is known for its wit, composition and sense of the unusual” (Blodgett, 96). This exceptional photograph of a pasture near the Hungarian town of Sziget Becse appeared in Kertész on Kertész (1985) as “Hungary, 1914,” on page 14. Captioned and signed by Kertesz in pencil, “Sziget Becse, May 5-1914, A. Kertész.”