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Lot 36: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) Prague.Platinum House
October 4, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985)
Prague. Silver print, 2x1 1/2 inches (5.1x3.8 cm.), with Kertész's signature and date, in pencil, on verso. 1919
From the Estate of Allen Oxenburg. Oxenburg co-founded the American Opera Society in New York, which gave American premiers to several important operas and singers. The first performance was given in a Fifth Avenue mansion, but the highly influential institution eventually found a home at Carnegie Hall. After its disbanding, Oxenburg went on to work as a photographer dealer and avid collector.
André Kertész Photographe, 32 (where it is dated 1917).