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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Kertesz, Andre (Photographer) & Berlanga, Paul (Contributor). ANDRE KERTESZ: NEW YORK: "THE LOST YEARS". Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2009. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 75 pages. As New.

Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Adam Holtzman: Regular-sized volume format. Glossy pictorial softcovers with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Andre Kertesz. Essay by Paul Berlanga. Printed on pristine-white, uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the AIPAD Photography Show held in New York City from March 26-29, 2009. Presents "Andre Kertesz: New York: 'The Lost Years' ". Reproductions of Kertesz's vintage prints, complete with handwritten and stamped information exactly as they appear on the prints themselves. The images are presented on the right-hand side, the captions en face. By the time Kertesz immigrated to the United States in 1937, he was already a well-known artist/photographer in Europe, and (rightly) expected to be greeted with the critical acclaim and financial success that a figure of his stature deserved. Instead, his work was completely ignored. Kertesz was forced to eke out a living by doing commercial work for House & Garden Magazine. It was not until the prescient John Szarkowski gave him a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1964, a posthumous-like, twenty-seven years later, that he finally achieved the recognition that he enjoys to this day. There are critics, scholars, dealers, and collectors who consider Kertesz to be the greatest photographer of the 20th century. Full stop. Kertesz called his long American obscurity, "The Lost Years", when instead of giving up, he persevered and "developed a body of work that visually distilled his isolation and anxieties, creating subdued and poetic photographs. Photographs that asked New York to slow down and hear a whisper among the shouts. And he remained true to his vision" (Paul Berlanga). All great art compels us to slow down, tarry, take our time; transports us to another temporal reality and immerses us in it, which Andre Kertesz's best photographs do. An absolute "must-have" title for Andre Kertesz collectors. This title is now collectible. This Exhibition Catalog was not sold to the public. It was given as a keepsake/souvenir to Andre Kertesz print collectors only. This is one of very few copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 34 plates. Andre Kertesz's "Day of Paris" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDRE KERTESZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1441473807. $30.00

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