Washington Square, Winter

Object Details

Title:

Washington Square, Winter

Artist/Maker:

André Kertész (American, born Hungary, 1894 - 1985)

Culture:

American

Place:

New York, New York, United States (Place Created)

Date:

1954

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.193.22

Dimensions:

24.6 × 17.9 cm (9 11/16 × 7 1/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Estate of André Kertész

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Photographing from the high vantage point of his apartment window on New York's Fifth Avenue, Kertész silhouetted leafless trees against the snow in Washington Square Park. He released the camera shutter to perfectly capture two pedestrians in midstride through the wintry landscape, introducing an element of dynamism to the carefully constructed composition.

Provenance
-1984

Daniel Wolf, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
In Focus: The Landscape (August 26, 2008 to January 11, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 26, 2008 to January 11, 2009
In Focus: The Tree (February 8 to July 3, 2011)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 8 to July 3, 2011