Photographically Illustrated Advertisement Postcard of a Modernist Puppetry Exhibition in Budapest, 1933. André Kertész, Géza Blattner.
Photographically Illustrated Advertisement Postcard of a Modernist Puppetry Exhibition in Budapest, 1933.
Illustrated with André Kertész's Photos

Photographically Illustrated Advertisement Postcard of a Modernist Puppetry Exhibition in Budapest, 1933.

[Budapest]: Váray J., Arany János nyomda rt, [1933]. Photographically illustrated with reproductions of Kertész's images. First edition. Size: ca. 175 × 135 mm. Folded, otherwise in fine condition.

Advertisement postcard of a puppetry exhibition with André Kertész’s photos.

One of the curators of the exhibition was Géza Blattner (1893–1967) the Hungarian-French puppeteer, painter, stage designer. Blattner started puppetry during WWI, later on, he worked together with Richard Teschner in Vienna and Paul Brann in Munich, and in 1925 moved to Paris where he established his own puppet theatre, the Arc-en-Ciel. 

His first modernist puppet show for adults the “Wayang Plays” (works by Béla Balázs and others) was held in Budapest in 1919, in which he used flat figures animated by strings – such figures and technique could be seen on as photographic illustration of the present postcard. The photos are attributed to André Kertész, a very similar image to Blattner’s shadow play figures (lower left) could be found at MoMA (1716.2001).

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Price: €800.00