Auction 1077, Photography, 02.12.2016, 15:00, Cologne Lot 26

Albert Renger-Patzsch, Wegerich

Albert Renger-Patzsch, Wegerich, c. 1924, Auction 1077 Photography, Lot 26

Albert Renger-Patzsch

Wurzburg 1897 - 1966 Wamel

Wegerich

c. 1924

Vintage gelatin silver print. 22.9 x 16.8 cm (23.2 x 17.1 cm). Numbered in pencil '59', photographer's and copyright stamps as well as inscribed in an unknown hand in pencil on the verso.

Provenance

From the photographer to the father of the present owner

Literature

Werner Gräff, Es kommt der Neue Fotograf!, Berlin 1929, ill. p. 29; Volker Kahmen/Georg Heusch, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Ausst.kat. Bahnhof Rolandseck, Rolandseck 1979, S. 10 mit Abb.; Albert Renger-Patzsch. Joy before the Object, exhib.cat. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu et al., New York 1993, ill. p. 62 (here titled: Blattrosette des Breitwegerichs)

Werner Gräff chooses Wegerich by Renger-Platzsch as a successful example for the concerns of the 'new photographer' to enhance the expression of the quality of objects: ”Here, the material speaks for itself”. (cf. Werner Gräff, Es kommt der Neue Fotograf!, Berlin 1929, pp. 92).

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