SIGNED BY ANDRE KERTESZ
J'Aime Paris. Photographs since the Twenties.
"I write with light and the light of Paris helped me express what I
felt and what I feel: J'aime Paris." -Kertesz
EDITION, SIGNED BY KERTESZ. One of Kertesz's major monographs, a
retrospective collection illustrated with over 200 gravure plates from
his years in Paris.
"Kertész moved to Paris in 1925 to work as a freelance photographer.
There he became friendly with many influential artists, including
Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, Piet Mondrian, and Tristan Tzara. Kertész’s
access to these individuals allowed him to create a definitive portrait
of the Parisian cultural milieu of the period. In 1927 he had a
well-received one-man show in Paris, and his photographs were shown the
following year at the influential First Independent Salon of
Photography. In 1928 he bought a Leica, a small handheld camera that
gave him the freedom to move about the streets of Paris and capture
spontaneous moments of urban life, a subject that would fascinate him
throughout his career" (Britannica).
Edited by Nicolas Ducrot. New York: Grossman, 1974.
Quarto, original black cloth, original photo-pictorial dust jacket. Book
fine, dust jacket with light toning at extremities and two small closed
tears at edges. $1300.