André Kertész - Christopher Street, New York - image-1

Lot 501 N

André Kertész - Christopher Street, New York

Auction 1154 - overview Cologne
19.06.2020, 14:00 - Photography
Estimate: 3.300 €
Result: 7.500 € (incl. premium)

André Kertész

Christopher Street, New York

Gelatin silver print, printed later. 24.8 x 15.4 cm (25.3 x 20.3 cm). Signed, dated and titled in pencil on the verso. - Matted.

Independent of one another, Berenice Abbott and André Kertész photographed the same shop on the small workshop on the Christopher Street in New York, apparently attracted by the window display which featured a clock with a very large dial and a wooden vehicle for transportation. Whilst Kertész heightens the scurrility of the scene with the shadow of an unseen passer-by falling into the picture from the left, Abbott's conception on the other hand was rather more factually documentary, the gaze trained on the pictures of her model Eugène Atget in the streets of Paris.