Andre Kertesz
August 14, 2005 7:47 PM   Subscribe

Andre Kertesz was a master of photography with a career spanning 70 years. His images manage the seemingly impossible of being iconic images of the ordinary and mundane. Exhibition currently at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
posted by grapefruitmoon (7 comments total)
Wow. Thanks!
posted by notsnot at 9:04 PM on August 14, 2005

Was he colorblind or something?
posted by Citizen Premier at 9:54 PM on August 14, 2005

I'd seen the exhibition in DC and was pleasantly surprised to see it at the LACMA last week. I had a quick glance and they where just as great as I remembered. This one is my favorite; I can't help thinking of birds when I see it.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 10:44 PM on August 14, 2005

There's also a great but very general surrealism show at the underrated Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA which features a number of excellent Kertesz prints; it runs for a few more weeks, I think.
posted by luriete at 10:58 PM on August 14, 2005

Wonderful! Thanks, grapefruitmoon.
posted by .kobayashi. at 12:29 AM on August 15, 2005

incidentally, any MeFites who are planning on coming to LACMA to see this before it closes on Sept. 5 should feel free to drop me an email if you'd like... I worked on the show, and am always up to meet folks for a cup of coffee here at the museum if time permits!
posted by scody at 11:37 AM on August 15, 2005

Kertesz's early contact prints are tiny, which makes a perfect match for the similarly tiny phaidon book of his work.
posted by Lanark at 8:30 AM on August 18, 2005

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