Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Where am I?": A story about Andre Kertesz

"Chez Mondrian," Andre Kertesz, All rights reserved

"Ten nights before he died, master photographer Andre Kertesz, my friend, tripped and fell while walking back to bed after shutting off the hallway light. As he was 91 and had a fever, he didn't possess the strength to push himself up, and he fell into sleep on the floor of his apartment. He opened his eyes at dawn and thought, "How strange...what lovely light...such interesting angles...where am I?"

Recounted by Sylvia Plachy in Unguided Tour, 1990.

I wrote about Plachy here & Kertesz here.

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