For a good part of the summer, DIA Mellon Fellow Hope Saska has been immersed in the work of Hungarian photographer André Kertész for preparation of an upcoming exhibition from our permanent collection. In this picture of the week – we feature one of the artist’s iconic images which he made shortly after his arrival in Paris and while on a visit to Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s home. Kertész later mused,” I went to his studio and instinctively tried to capture in my photographs the spirit of his paintings. He simplified, simplified, simplified the studio with its symmetry dictated composition.”
This image is one of about seventy photographs that will be on view in An Intuitive Eye: André Kertész Photographs 1914-1969 opening Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the DIA.