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Upon her Return (1991)

The symbol of an elegant woman represents my grandmother. I am always looking through photographs of the 1920s and '30s taken in artistic circles in Paris, hoping to find her in one of them - to visually match all the stories I was told when I was young. Amongst all those anonymous faces I can only find her friends… Hungarian painters, writers and photographers.

As a child, living with her in the '50s, I concentrated only on small details, for instance what were, for me, her embarrassingly fancy shoes (when everybody else was wearing tracksuits and trainers). I never realised at the time her daring in rebelling against conformity.

series of 8

size of silver bromide originals: 24" x 36"

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