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EM 3 (Telephone Picture) by László Moholy-Nagy

    EM 3 (Telephone Picture) by László Moholy-Nagy

    EM 3 (Telephone Picture) by László Moholy-Nagy was created in 1923. The work is in Museum of Modern Art, New York. The size of the work is 24 x 15 cm and is made as an porcelain enamel on steel.

    These works were produced by an enamel factory in Weimar, Germany, according to instructions given by the artist. Moholy-Nagy later wrote that he placed the order by telephone, thus providing the paintings with their unofficial title. While the three works share an identical abstract, geometric composition, EM 1, EM 2, and EM 3 were made at large, medium, and small scale, respectively. (Read more in Museum of Modern Art, New York)

    About the Artist: Hungarian painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy László Weisz in Bácsborsód. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. László attended a gymnasium school in the city of Szeged, which was the second-largest city in the country. Initially he wanted to become a writer or poet, and in 1911 some of his poems were published in local daily newspapers. Starting in 1913, he studied law at the University of Budapest… Read more

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