André Kertész

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Written by Jennifer Stoots André Kertész was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1894, the same year of Jacques-Henri Lartigue’s birth in France.[1] By the time he was 18, he had a camera and was capturing pastoral moments of daily life in Budapest and the Hungarian countryside.  Recruited to arms in the First World War, Kertész was […]

Gilman Paper Company Collection

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Written by Jennifer Stoots In March 2005 the Metropolitan Museum of Art was fortunate enough to have acquired the Gilman Paper Company Photography Collection, elevating the Museum’s collection of 19th Century photography to the status of enviable.  The Met has made a concerted effort to develop its comparatively modest photography collection over the last two decades. […]

Authorship

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Written by Jennifer Stoots The Copyright Act of 1976 states that “All works created on or after January 1, 1978, are protected by statutory copyright from the time of creation in fixed tangible form, regardless of registration or publication with copyright notice.”[1]  In layman’s terms, this means that an artist or author has full ownership […]

Good Intentions

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Written by Jennifer Stoots In 1986 Herbert Alexlrod, a collector of stringed instruments who had made his fortune as a publisher of pet-care books, loaned four (4) Stradivarius instruments to the National Museum of American History.  The “Axelrod Quartet,” as the set is now referred to, consists of a 1687 violin, a 1709 violin, a […]