Kertész shot this found still life in the offices of a Paris newspaper. During World War I, he photographed the front as a draftee in the Austro-Hungarian army and in 1925 came to Paris to pursue photojournalism and soon became part of Surrealist circles. In 1936 he moved to New York and spent the remainder of his life in America.
Fonte: Clock and Rope, 1928. André Kertész (American, 1894-1985). Gelatin silver print; image: 22.5 x 13.4 cm (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 2007.55 © Estate of A. Kertesz