Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Andre Kertesz, The Lost Years

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  Most people with a more than passing interest in the history of photography can visualize at least one of Andre Kertesz’s iconic photographs. Perhaps The Fork, his black and white study in highlight and shadow, shape and form or maybe the whimsical Satiric Dancer or perhaps one of his many Parisian street scenes. We might be envious of a prolific artist who seemingly led a charmed life leaving behind a large body of extraordinary work. How could he have been anything but completely fulfilled in his chosen career that spanned nearly seven decades, first in his native Budapest then in Paris and lastly in New York?