André Kertész

Peggy Guggenheim


This portrait of Peggy Guggenheim shows her in her duplex apartment at 155 East 61st Street, New York. Behind her is a painting by Paul Delvaux, The Break of Day (1937), indicating Peggy’s commitment to Surrealist art. The menacing shadow is cast by a bottle decorated by her former husband, Laurence Vail, and the device of reflecting (and deforming) the sitter in a convex mirror recalls André Kertész's Surrealist photography of the 1930s.

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Artist André Kertész
Date 1945
Medium Gelatin-silver print
Dimensions 24.1 x 19.4 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Gift, Canton Argovia, Switzerland, In recognition of the origin of the Guggenheim family in Lengnau
Accession 2001.43
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Type Photograph

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