Andreas Feininger, Photographs

Exhibition opening on March 9, 11 am - 4 pm at Lempertz in Cologne

Andreas Feininger, the Paris-born first of three sons of Bauhaus master Lyonel Feininger, set important milestones with his technical and artistic passion for photography, and it is thanks to his technical curiosity and precision that architecture photography enjoyed important new impulses. With his self-made cameras, Andreas Feininger achieved an unprecedented compression of space, capturing the skyscrapers of New York with the use of long focal lengths. Photography is more than the depiction of a view in his work; it generates a new perception of what is photographed. Lempertz is dedicating an extensive exhibition to this discoverer of special views and insights in its headquarters on Cologne’s Neumarkt. Featuring 70 pictures from various work groups and creative phases, the Cologne exhibition offers an overview of Feininger’s oeuvre. His well-known visual homages to his city of New York from a distance and close up are complemented by many surprising views of how a shell, a bone or a feather can also be seen, illustrating Feininger’s particularly impressive mastery of light and perspective.

Whilst his early works in the 1930s reflect the influence of Bauhaus where his father Lyonel taught, Andreas Feininger found his own photographic language in New York.

All works in the exhibition are for sale. You can find an overview of the objects here.


Lempertz KG 
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne

Vernissage on March 9, 11 am - 4 pm
Exhibition from March 9 - April 6, 2024

Open Monday to Friday from 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5.30 pm, Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

From May 28 to June 21, a selection of the exhibition will be shown at Lempertz Berlin, Poststraße 22. Opening on May 28 from 6 pm.
Open Monday to Friday 10 am - 3 pm and by appointment.

For questions and printable images, please call 0221/92 57 29-57.


Jan Bykowski
Press and Public Relations