Detroit Institute of Arts Presents An Intuitive Eye : Andre Kertesz Photographs 1914-1969

The Detroit Institute of Arts Presents An Intuitive Eye: André Kertész Photographs 1914-1969. Open Wednesday, November 24, 2010 – Sunday, April 10, 2011.

The exhibition surveys Kertész’s career with nearly 100 photographs taken in Hungary, Paris and New York, many of which are drawn from the DIA’s permanent collection. For Kertész, the years spent in Paris in the early 20th century were especially pivotal. An Intuitive Eye will highlight his Parisian photographs to demonstrate his unique style that combined the techniques and compositions of photojournalism with the aesthetic sensibilities of abstraction employed by Modernist artists. In his photographs of Parisians at rest, play or work in the side streets, public parks and quiet corners of the city, Kertész created a vision of Paris that has helped to define the city as a place where the quiet traditions of daily life are revered.

This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Detroit.

Andre Kertész (American, 1894-1985) At Mondrian’s, 1926 (printed 1971) Gelatin Silver Print Founder’s Society Purchase, Elliott T. Slocum Fund DIA NO. 72.529 © Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures

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