Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949 at The Museum of Modern Art, December 13, 2014 – April 19, 2015

1654.2001

Alvin Langdon Coburn (American, 1882–1966). The Octopus. 1909. Gelatin silver print. 22 1/8 x 16 3/4″ (56.2 x 42.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther

1911.2001

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Polish, 1885–1939). Anna Oderfeld, Zakopane. 1911–12. Gelatin silver print. 6 11/16 x 4 3/4″ (17 x 12.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Mrs. Willard Helburn, by exchange.

1721.2001

André Kertész (American, born Hungary. 1894–1985). Mondrian’s Glasses and Pipe. 1926. Gelatin silver print. 3 1/8 x 3 11/16″ (7.9 x 9.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Grace M. Mayer Fund © 2014 Estate of André Kertész

1790.2001

Lucia Moholy (American, born Hungary. 1895–1946). Florence Henri. 1927. Gelatin silver print. 14 5/8 x 11″ (37.2 x 27.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

1646.2001

Max Burchartz (German, 1887–1961). Lotte (Eye). 1928. Gelatin silver print. 11 7/8 x 15 3/4″ (30.2 x 40 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Acquired through the generosity of Peter Norton © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

1736.2001

Edmund Kesting (German, 1892–1970). Glance to the Sun. 1928. Gelatin silver print. 13 1/16 x 14 1/2″ (33.2 x 36.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther © 2014 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

1667.2001

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Votive Candles, New York City. 1929–30. Gelatin silver print. 8 1/2 x 6 15/16″ (21.6 x 17.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Willard Van Dyke and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Barr, Jr., by exchange © 2014 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1607.2001

Gertrud Arndt (German, 1903–2000). At the Masters’ Houses. 1929–30. Gelatin silver print. 8 7/8 x 6 1/4″ (22.6 x 15.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

1849.2001.11

Willi Ruge (German, 1882-1961). Seconds before Landing from the series I Photograph Myself during a Parachute Jump. 1931. Gelatin silver print. 8 1/16 × 5 9/16″ (20.4 × 14.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther

1611.2001

Herbert Bayer (American, born Austria. 1900–1985). Humanly Impossible. 1932. Gelatin silver print. 15 5/16 x 11 9/16″ (38.9 x 29.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Acquired through the generosity of Howard Stein © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

1828.2001

Aleksandr Rodchenko (Russian, 1891–1956). Girl with a Leica. 1932–33. Gelatin silver print. 11 13/16 x 8″ (30 x 20.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Shirley C. Burden, by exchange

1859.2001

Osamu Shiihara (Japanese, 1905–1974). Construction of Hand. 1932–41. Gelatin silver print. 11 7/8 x 8 7/8″ (30.2 x 22.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther © 2014 Estate of Osamu Shiihara, care of Tomatsu Shiihara, Japan

Images courtesy Museum of Modern Art