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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Chanteloup-en-Brie 1908 – 2004 Montjustin, Provence

Playground in Madrid, Spain. 1933

Gelatin silver print, 1959. 17,2 × 25,1 cm. (6 ¾ × 9 ⅞ in.) On the reverse photographer's and agency's stamp: „HENRI-CARTIER-BRESSON-MAGNUM-Photos", therein titled in blue ink: „PLAYGROUND IN SPAIN". Stamp: „On view in the exhibition 'PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FINE ARTS' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from May 8 through Sept. 7 1959" as well as further stamp: „For reproduction only in connection with the project 'PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FINE ARTS' and for exhibition reviews". Inscribed: „Decisive Moment 14" in green ballpoint pen [crossed out in blue ink].  [2000]

ProvenanceMagnum Photos / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

EUR 15.000 – 20.000
USD 17,400 – 23,300

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Playground in Madrid, Spain

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Literature and IllustrationExh. cat.: The Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson. New York, MoMA, 1947, p. 31 (there titled: Madrid, Spain) / Henri Cartier-Bresson: The decisive moment. New York 1952, pl. 14 / Exh. cat.: foto's van henri cartier-bresson - het beslissende moment. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, cat. no. 23 / Henri Cartier-Bresson: Meisteraufnahmen. Zurich 1964, pl. 15 / Robert Delpire (ed.): Henri Cartier-Bresson. Paris, Fondation National de la Photographie, 1987, pl. 10 (there titled: Madrid) / Exh. cat.: Henri Cartier-Bresson. The early work. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts; Chicago, The Art Institute San Diego, Museum of Photographic Arts; Ottawa, Danforth Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada, et al. 1987/89, p. 111 (there titled: Madrid) / Jean-Pierre Montier (ed.): Henri Cartier-Bresson. Seine Kunst – Sein Leben. Munich 1997, p. 57, ill. 50 (there titled: Madrid) / Exh. cat.: ,Wer sind sie, Henri Cartier-Bresson?‘ Das Lebenswerk in 602 Bildern. Paris, Fondation Cartier-Bresson, 2003, p. 96-97, ill. 107 / Exh. cat.: Le Scrapbook d' Henri Cartier-Bresson. Paris, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, 2006, p. 111, ill. 52 / Henri Cartier-Bresson: Die Photographien. Die vom Künstler selbst ausgewählten Hauptwerke aus den Jahren 1929 bis 1979. Munich 2016, p. 65

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