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In his 70-year career that spanned much of the 20th century, André Kertész (1894-1985) made some of the most deceptively simple, yet compelling and poetic photographs that have ever been created. This retrospective of approximately 125 photographs, including some of the most celebrated works in 20th-century photography, will feature images from all periods of Kertész's exceptionally diverse oeuvre--from his early photographs of pre-industrial bucolic scenes of his native Budapest to his distorted nudes of the 1930s, to the series of photographs he took of New York in the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition will focus on the intensely autobiographical nature of Kertész's photographs and will demonstrate the strategies he used throughout his life to interject his image, both literally and metaphorically, into his work.


André Kertész
Organisation: National Gallery of Art, Washington

6.2.05 - 15.5.05 National Gallery, Washington
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