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An Intuitive Eye: André Kertész Photographs 1914-1969

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 – Sunday, May 29, 2011

The exhibition surveys Kertész’s career with nearly 100 photographs taken in Hungary, Paris and New York, many of which are drawn from the DIA’s permanent collection. For Kertész, the years spent in Paris in the early 20th century were especially pivotal. An Intuitive Eye will highlight his Parisian photographs to demonstrate his unique style that combined the techniques and compositions of photojournalism with the aesthetic sensibilities of abstraction employed by Modernist artists. In his photographs of Parisians at rest, play or work in the side streets, public parks and quiet corners of the city, Kertész created a vision of Paris that has helped to define the city as a place where the quiet traditions of daily life are revered. 
Andre Kertész (American, 1894-1985)
At Mondrian's, 1926 (printed 1971)
Gelatin Silver Print
Founder's Society Purchase, Elliott T. Slocum Fund
DIA NO. 72.529
© Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures

This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by the City of Detroit.


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