A small polished bronze sculpture of a biomorphic form rising gracefully from a small base. Where it contacts the base, the form stands on two leg-like structures. The form rises from there, narrows, then opens up into a wider, more oblong shape at the top.
An early example of Jean (Hans) Arp's interest in biomorphic abstraction. In its attention to basic, generic biomorphic shapes the piece is a kind of study of primordial organic forms, forms suggestive of all manner of life but not representing anything specifically.
Square photograph with brown/amber/white color tones. Two glass objects sit in an abstract shape of a human figure. They are placed in the foreground with the heads tilted toward each other. On the right side there is a partial view of a table that is shown out of focus. Light is reflected on the rounded forms of the figures and their shadows are projected on a blank wall behind them. There is a large shadow profile of a man also projected onto the wall.
Following the death of his wife, in 1977 Kertész photographed objects in his New York City apartment using a Polaroid SX-70 camera. This photograph features a small glass bust that he said reminded him of his wife's features. In some cases he positioned it on his windowsill to capture the reflection of sunlight, but here he has used two figurines leaning toward each other.