László Moholy-Nagy. EM 1 (Telephone Picture). 1923

László Moholy-Nagy EM 1 (Telephone Picture) 1923

  • Not on view
Porcelain enamel on steel
37 1/2 x 23 3/4" (95.2 x 60.3 cm)
Enid A. Haupt Fund, and acquired through the generosity of Debra and Leon Black, Ronnie Heyman, Daniel and Jane Och, Kenneth C. Griffin, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Michael S. Ovitz, Ronald O. Perelman, Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley, Alice and Tom Tisch, Gary and Karen Winnick, and Anne Dias Griffin
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Painting and Sculpture

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1923 - 1946, László Moholy-Nagy, Dessau and Chicago.
1946 - at least 1956, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy (1903-1971, the artist’s widow), Chicago and New York, inherited from the artist.
By 1969 - ?, Jan van der Marck, Chicago.
1987 - 2016, Viktor and Marianne Langen, Neuss, Germany, acquired through Galerie Gmurzynska, Köln and sold through Sotheby's, New York, Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, November 14, 2016, lot 5.
2016, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased at auction through Sotheby's.

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