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    Lion and Shadow, 1949, gelatin silver print, 24.3 x 19.6 cm (9 9/16 x 7 11/16), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication, 1998.90.5

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    The Dancing Faun, 1919, gelatin silver print, 5.7 x 9.8 cm (2 1/4 x 3 7/8), Betsy Karel © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Jenõ Kertész, 1919–1924, gelatin silver print, 7.8 x 7.3 cm (3 1/16 x 2 7/8), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication, 1999.122.10

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    Camera in Landscape, 1918–1925, gelatin silver print, 4.2 x 5.8 cm (1 5/8 x 2 5/16). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Bocskay-tér, Budapest, 1914, gelatin silver print, 3.7 x 5.1 cm (1 7/16 x 2), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection, Gift of Thomas Walther © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Underwater Swimmer, Esztergom, 1917, gelatin silver print, 3.8 x 5.7 cm (1 1/2 x 2 1/4), The Sir Elton John Photography Collection © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Chez Mondrian, 1926, gelatin silver print, 10.8 x 7.9 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/8), Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Harry Holtzman © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Satiric Dancer, 1926, gelatin silver print, 9.6 x 7.8 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/16), Nicholas Pritzker © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Chez Mondrian, 1926, gelatin silver print, 10.8 x 7.9 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/8), Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Harry Holtzman
    © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Meudon, 1928, gelatin silver print, 23.8 x 17.7 cm (9 3/8 x 6 15/16), Collection Soizic Audouard, Paris © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    On the Boulevards, 1934, gelatin silver print, 23.8 x 18 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/6), Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Clock of the Académie Française, 1929, gelatin silver print, 17.2 x 23.5 cm (6 3/4 x 9 1/4), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation and The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication, 1996.60.1

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    Under the Eiffel Tower, 1929, gelatin silver print, 19.6 x 22.4 cm (7 11/16 x 8 13/16), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication, 1996.149.1

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    The Vert-Galant under the Snow, 1935, gelatin silver print, 24.4 x 19.6 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/4), Margaret W. Weston © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Elizabeth and I, 1933, gelatin silver print, 23.8 x 17.9 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/16), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication, 1998.90.2

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    Communications Building, New York World's Fair, 1939, gelatin silver print, 23.8 x 19 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/2), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Diana Walker © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication, 2003.101.1

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    Poughkeepsie, New York, 1937, gelatin silver print, 23.6 x 18.3 cm (9 5/16 x 7 3/16), Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    Washington Square, 1954, gelatin silver print, 12.6 x 9.4 cm (4 15/16 x 3 11/16), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication, 1997.123.5

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    Washington Square, 1968, gelatin silver print, 24.8 x 16.8 cm (9 3/4 x 6 5/8), Estate of André Kertész, New York © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

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    The Tuileries Gardens, 1980, gelatin silver print, 24.8 x 19.7 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/4), Hallmark Photographic Collection, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri © André Kertész photographs reproduced courtesy of the Estate of André Kertész and the Jeu de Paume/French Ministry for Culture and Communication

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 121 photographs by André Kertész and 2 books of his images of Paris were shown in this first major U.S. retrospective of the Hungarian artist's work. Photographs spanned Kertész's career, including his years in Hungary, Paris, and New York. The works, some of which had never before been exhibited or reproduced, were drawn from the holdings of the National Gallery of Art and from other public and private collections.

Concerts on March 6 and March 13 featured music by Hungarian composers. A film program, "The Circle of André Kertész," presented historical footage, experimental short subjects, and narrative cinema made by Hungarian artists between 1914 and 1932 plus 2 later documentaries about the artist. The series was organized in association with the Hungarian Film Archives (Filmintézet), Magda Zalan, and Magyar Televísió. The exhibition was part of "Paris on the Potomac," a citywide celebration honoring the cultural ties between Washington and Paris.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Exhibition curator was Sarah Greenough, curator and head of the department of photographs.

Sponsor: The exhibition at the National Gallery was made possible through the generous support of the Trellis Fund and The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation. Additional support for the catalogue was given by The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation.

Attendance: 57,503

Catalog: André Kertész, by Sarah Greenough, Robert Gurbo, and Sarah Kennel. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, in association with Princeton University Press, 2005.

Image: André Kertész, Self-Portrait with Jenó Kertész, 1923, gelatin silver print, Gift of The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, 1999.122.1

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