Light Prop For An Electric Stage, 1930. Exhibition Replica, Constructed In 2006, Through The Courtesy Of Hattula Moholy-Nagy.
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.105
People
László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian (Bacsborsod, Hungary 1895 - 1946 Chicago, Ill., USA)
Title
Light Prop for an Electric Stage, 1930. Exhibition replica, constructed in 2006, through the courtesy of Hattula Moholy-Nagy.
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
2006
Culture
Unidentified culture
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Metal, plastics, glass, paint, and wood, with electric motor
Dimensions
151 x 70 x 70 cm (59 7/16 x 27 9/16 x 27 9/16 in.)
231 lb.
Provenance
Tate Modern.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Hildegard von Gontard Bequest Fund
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.105
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Joyce Tsai, The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, exh. cat., Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA, 2015), 34-41, 82-83 (pl. 14),150, ill. (color)

Matthew S. Witkovsky, Carol Eliel, and Carol Vail, ed., Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 2016), pp. 157, plate 178

Peter Schjeldahl, The Future Looked Bright: A Moholy-Nagy Retrospective, The New Yorker (New York, June 6 & 13, 2016), Vol. 92, No. 17, pp. 104-105

Exhibition History

Light Display Machines: Two Works by László Moholy-Nagy, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 07/21/2007 - 11/04/2007

Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/08/2009 - 01/25/2010

Moholy: An Education of the Senses, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, 02/10/2010 - 05/09/2010

MOHOLY-NAGY / IN MOTION, Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Hayama, 04/16/2011 - 07/10/2011; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 07/20/2011 - 09/04/2011; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 09/17/2011 - 12/11/2011

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 07/05/2015 - 09/27/2015

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 05/27/2016 - 09/07/2016; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 10/02/2016 - 01/03/2017; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 02/12/2017 - 06/18/2017

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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