G5:1923-26 Artist: László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1895–1946)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view

Oil and pencil on galalith


16 9/16 × 20 3/4 in. (42 × 52.7 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

Accession Number



20th century


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In possession of the Societe Anonyme by Autumn 1926, gift of the artist, 1937
  • Carlotta Castellani, "The Hungarian MA Circle in the Société Anonyme Collection: Sándor Bortnyik, László Moholy-Nagy, and László Péri," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2020–2021), 94–103, fig. 5
  • Matthew S. Witkovsky, Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2016), 73
  • Ingrid Pfeiffer and Max Hollein, eds., Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Retrospective, exh. cat. (Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle, 2009), 41, fig. 9
  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Fotogramas 1922–1943, exh. cat. (Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1997), 54, 160, Comp. cit.
  • Louis Kaplan, ed., Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Biographical Writings (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1995),
  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Compositions Lumineuses, 1922–1943, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1995), Comp. cit.
  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, exh. cat. (Marseille, France: Musée Cantini Marseille, 1991), Comp. cit.
  • Catherine David, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (Stuttgart, Germany: Gerd Hatje, 1991), Comp. cit.
  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo Peri: Zwei Künstler der Ungarischen Avantgarde in Berlin, 1920–1925, exh. cat. (Bremen, Germany: Graphisches Kabinett Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, 1987), n.p., Comp. cit.
  • Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 467, no. 479, ill
  • Krisztina Passuth, Moholy-Nagy (Budapest: Corvina, 1982),
  • Ruth L. Bohan, The Société Anonyme's Brooklyn Exhibition: Katherine Dreier and Modernism in America (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1982), 150
  • Joseph Harris Caton, The Utopian Vision of Moholy-Nagy (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1980),
  • Krisztina Passuth, L. Moholy-Nagy, exh. cat. (London: The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980), Comp. cit.
  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1976), Comp. cit.
  • Hannah Weitemeier, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (Stuttgart, Germany: Gerd Hatje, 1974), Comp. cit.
  • Krisztina Passuth, Magyar Muveszek as Europai Avantfarde–Ban (Budapest: Corvina, 1974),
  • Hans Maria Wingler, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Ausschnitte aus einem Lebenswerk (Berlin: Bauhaus Archiv, 1972), Comp. cit.
  • Lucia Moholy, Marginalien zu Moholy-Nagy: Dokumentarische Ungereimtheiten-Moholy-Nagy (Krefeld, Germany: Scherpe, 1972),
  • Richard Kostelanetz, Moholy-Nagy (New York: Praeger, 1970),
  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, exh. cat. (Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 1969), Comp cit.
  • Hans Maria Wingler, The Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago (Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1969),
  • Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Moholy-Nagy: Experiment in Totality (New York: Harper, 1950),
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 13, ill
  • László Moholy-Nagy, The New Vision: Fundamentals of Design, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture (New York: W. W. Norton, 1938),
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Signed verso "Moholy=Nagy 1926"

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