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A work made of collodion silver chloride photogram.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of collodion silver chloride photogram.

Date:

1922

Artist:

László Moholy-Nagy
American, born Hungary, 1895–1946

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

László Moholy-Nagy

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1922

Medium

Collodion silver chloride photogram

Dimensions

Image/paper: 13.9 × 8.9 cm (5 1/2 × 3 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Julien Levy Collection, Special Photography Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

1979.81

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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