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Fotogramm, Laszlo and Lucia

Photograph
20th century (made), 1922-1926 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photograph


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin Silver print
Brief Description
20thC; Moholy-Nagy Lazslo, Fotogramm,László Moholy-Nagy and Lucia Moholy, c.1922-26
Physical Description
Photograph
Dimensions
  • Image height: 91mm
  • Image width: 240mm
  • Mount height: 410mm
  • Mount width: 530mm
  • Frame height: 415mm
  • Frame width: 535mm
  • Frame depth: 25mm
350 x 272 mm from file.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Stamped Nr 75975
Gallery Label
Cameraless Photography László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) Untitled 1926, printed 1973 Gelatin silver print 35 x 26.2 cm Museum no. Circ.224-1974 This two-faced figure is a double portrait showing the artist on the right and the photographer Lucia, his first wife, on the left. Taking it in turns to lay their heads on the photographic paper they created this image among several others that are thought to be the earliest surviving self-portrait photograms.
Credit line
Acquired from Nigel Greenwood Inc, London in 1974
Object history
This is the first print of the third portfolio: Fotogramme 1922-1926. The edition number is the same – 30/50 as the previous two sets, and the photographs are printed and published in the same way. Moholy-Nagy invented the word Photogram to describe prints made by placing objects or the shadows of objects directly on to photographic paper and then printing the results: thus these photograms are reproductions of a single original in each case, as with the collages in the first portfolio.

Bibliographic References
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1974
  • Alison, Jane (Ed.) Malissard, Coralie (Ed.) Modern couples : art, intimacy and the avant-garde London : Barbican ; Prestel, 2018.
  • p. 263Jane Alison and Coralie Malissard (eds), Modern couple : art, intimacy and the avant-garde, London : Barbican ; Prestel Publishing Ltd, 2018.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.224-1974

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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