Auction 1031, Photography, 30.05.2014, 14:30, Cologne Lot 69

Franz Roh, Untitled

Franz Roh, Untitled, 1922/28, Auction 1031 Photography, Lot 69

Franz Roh

Apolda/Thuringia 1890 - 1965 Munich

Untitled

1922/28

Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print (negative print). 16.4 x 22.7 cm. Photographer's stamp on the verso. - Segment shaped trimmed at the corners. Minor retouchings and slight traces of usage. Matted.

Literature

Roswitha Fricke (ed.), Franz Roh, Dusseldorf 1981, ill. p. 55

Roh, who was mainly known for his journalistic work, also worked as a photographer until 1933 although he did not publish his ouevre. He rather „concealed his production - comprising mostly of reverse prints, montages and collages, and occasionally also combinations of these techniques - for quite some time. He thus made his very own contribution to the experimental art of the camera of the 20s and 30s.” (cited after Catrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, introduction, in: Franz Roh. Kritiker, Historiker, Künstler, exhib.cat. Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich 1990, p. 9)

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