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André Kertész’s Unpublished Photographs Arrive in National Museum

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.10.06.

The National Museum in Budapest on Wednesday took possession of 1,163 photographs of the celebrated Hungarian photographer André Kertész. An exhibition will be mounted in 2022.

The museum bought the pictures, mostly dating to before the artist emigrated from Hungary in 1925, for 6.1 million US dollars, the museum’s director, László Simon L, told a press conference. The government contributed to the cost of the purchase.

Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler praised Kertész (b. 1894- d. 1985) as an internationally acclaimed photographer whose exhibitions have been shown worldwide.

André Kertész Exhibition to Open in Charleroi
André Kertész Exhibition to Open in Charleroi

The exhibition will show a collection of images Kertész took between 1929 and 1936 during his stay in Paris before moving to New York.Continue reading

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI