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Identification and Creation
Object Number
László Moholy-Nagy, American (Bacsborsod, Hungary 1895 - 1946 Chicago, Ill., USA)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
111.8 x 92.7 cm (44 x 36 1/2 in.)
frame: 114 x 94 x 4 cm (44 7/8 x 37 x 1 9/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Sibyl Moholy-Nagy
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Lajos Kassák and László Moholy-Nagy, ed., Buch neuer Künstler (Vienna, 1922), n.p.

Herwarth Walden, Einblick in Kunst: Expressionismus, Futurismus, Kubismus, Verlag der Sturm (Berlin, 1924), p. 96

Plus by minus: Today's Half-Century, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1968), n.p., cat. no. 122

Richard Kostelanetz, Moholy-Nagy, F. A. Praeger (New York, 1969), p. 46, fig. 2

Krisztina Passuth, Moholy-Nagy, Thames and Hudson, Ltd. (London, 1985), fig. 43

Martin Eidelberg, ed., Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was: Selections from the Liliane and David M. Stewart collection, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, 1991), fig. 39, b/w illus.

Matthew S. Witkovsky, Carol Eliel, and Carol Vail, ed., Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 2016), p. 38, plate 002

Exhibition History

Der Sturm 105: Moholy-Nagy, Peri, Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin, 02/01/1922 - 02/28/1922

Der Sturm 139: Moholy-Nagy, Hugo Scheiber, Gesamtschau, Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin, 03/01/1925 - 03/31/1925

Plus by Minus: Today's Half-Century, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 03/03/1968 - 04/14/1968

Concepts of the Bauhaus, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 04/30/1971 - 09/03/1971

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/07/1981 - 11/11/1981

19th- and 20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/08/1982

Art of the Weimar Era, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 04/05/1982 - 05/22/1982

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

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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