Lot 145
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LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY | 'Fotogramm'

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Description

  • László Moholy-Nagy
  • 'Fotogramm'
  • 6 3/8  by 4 3/4  in. (16.4 by 12.2 cm.)
the photographer’s ‘foto moholy-nagy’ stamp, annotated ‘gramm’ in pencil, on the reverse, circa 1926

Provenance

The photographer to Esfir Shub

By descent to Shub’s son

Gary Tatinsian Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above

Literature

Herbert Molderings, Floris M. Neusüss, and Renate Heyne, Moholy-Nagy: The Photograms: Catalogue Raisonné (Ostfildern, 2009), fgm 114

László Moholy-Nagy, 60 Fotos (Berlin, 1930), pl. 27

Leland D. Rice and David W. Steadman, eds., Photographs of Moholy-Nagy from the Collection of William Larson (The Galleries of Claremont College, 1975), p. 43

Andreas Haus, Moholy-Nagy: Photographs and Photograms (New York, 1980), pl. 144

Eleanor M. Hight, Moholy-Nagy: Photography and Film in Weimar Germany (Wellesley, 1985), pl. 18

Catalogue Note

The photograph offered here comes originally from Esfir Shub (1894-1959), the pioneer Soviet filmmaker, whose collection comprised at least 20 Moholy-Nagy photographs. 
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