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Picnic at the Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Gelatin silver print
18 x 24 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Auction 104, 3 December 2014, 19th - 21st Century Photography, Lot: 4189
This image is one of the first Kertész took when he moved to Paris and is still reminiscent of his days in Hungary. It is part of a small group which relates to the avant-garde puppeteers Geza Blattner and his assistant Sandor Toth and their experimental marionette theater "Arc-en-Ciel" (Rainbow) in Montparnasse. It shows the two marionettists with Rosza Kertész and Blattner's sister. Kertész and his wife frequented the theater and were friends with the two puppeteers.
Lit.: S.A. Toth. Peintre, Marionnettiste ŕ Montparnasse. Paris 2001, illustrated