A cosmopolitan Jewish woman whose life was upended by war, exile and loss, Kati Horna embraced photography as a tool for subsistence, political engagement and creative expression. Following the first exhibition in the United States dedicated to Horna’s work, held last fall at Americas Society in New York, Sotheby’s S|2 presents Fantastic Rediscovered: Rare Photographs from the Estate of Kati Horna curated by Michel Otayek. Trained in Budapest under the renowned Hungarian master József Pécsi, Horna developed a truly idiosyncratic style that reflected her exposure to an array of movements and environments. To discover ten of the most interesting facts about Horna, click ahead and also preview some of the carefully assembled exhibition’s works, ranging from dark to humorous.
Fantastic Rediscovered: Rare Photographs from the Estate of Kati Horna
New York | 28 March–27 April