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Lot 0037
  • Print Title: Promenade
  • Artist: Martin Munkacsi
  • Medium: B & W Sheet-fed Gravure
  • Printing Date: 1932
  • Printer: Neogravure France
  • Image Size: 8 x 10.5 inches

    Martin Munkacsi (1896-1963) was a Hungarian photographer who worked in Germany (1928–34) and the United States, where he was based in New York City. He is one of the most influential photographers in history with major influence, not only in Street Art, but also bringing that world to Fashion

    In 1932, the young Henri Cartier-Bresson saw the Munkácsi photograph Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika, taken on a beach in Liberia. Cartier-Bresson later said, "For me this photograph was the spark that ignited my enthusiasm. I suddenly realized that, by capturing the moment, photography was able to achieve eternity. It is the only photograph to have influenced me. This picture has such intensity, such joie de vivre, such a sense of wonder that it continues to fascinate me to this day."

    Richard Avedon said of Munkacsi, "He brought a taste for happiness and honesty and a love of women to what was, before him, a joyless, loveless, lying art. Today the world of what is called fashion is peopled with Munkacsi's babies, his heirs.... The art of Munkacsi lay in what he wanted life to be, and he wanted it to be splendid. And it was."

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  • Condition

    Very Good - wax tissue mounted on conservation matboard. - Stamped with our Gallery COA stamp on Verso

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    MARTIN MUNKACSI: Promenade

    Estimate $120 - $140Mar 18, 2017
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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