About this artwork
László Moholy-Nagy was one of the foremost proponents of the photogram in the modern era. He made his very first photograms, including this one, on postcard stock. The green and pink iridescent sheen of the glossy surface and the warm image tone are characteristic of collodion printing-out paper. Printing-out paper darkens when exposed to light and does so relatively slowly, unlike developing-out paper, which yields a visible image immediately when immersed in developer. Thus Moholy-Nagy was able to check on his elaborate composition as he was creating it.
- László Moholy-Nagy
- United States
- Collodion silver chloride photogram
- 13.9 x 8.9 cm (image/paper)
- Julien Levy Collection, Special Photography Acquisition Fund
- © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn