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  • Provenance

    Collection of Etienne Béothy, friend of the artist and fellow Hungarian expatriate in Paris
    Sotheby's, London, 2 May 1996, lot 147
    Christie's, New York, 20 October 2003, lot 170

  • Literature

    Borhan, André Kertész: His Life and Work, p. 144
    Phillips, Travis and Naef, André Kertész: Of Paris and New York, p. 139
    Ungar, 'Kleine Lugen', Die Dame, October 1927, p. 2
    The Museum of Modern Art, Object:Photo: Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection, pl. 128


Magda Förstner (Standing in the doorway of Etienne Béothy's studio)

Gelatin silver print, likely on trimmed carte-postale.
3 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (9.5 x 4.8 cm)
Annotated 'Paris' and dated likely by the artist in pencil, credited in an unidentified hand in ink on the verso.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $5,250

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