Erwin Blumenfeld ( Berlin 1897 - Rome 1969 )
Die Augen (Ein Kuss mit Hindernissen), 1919
Collage, vintage silver print, ink and colored ink
On the back: drawing in Indian ink and charcoal
214 x 182 mm
 
Provenance:
Gallery of Stockeregg, Zurich
Nalatenschap Erwin Blumenfeld
Thea Berggren collection, Chicago
 
Exhibitions:
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Blumenfeld, Dada Collages, 1916-1931, 1981
Berlijn, Berlinische Galerie, Blumenfeld, 2009
 
Literature:
Helen Adkins, Erwin Blumenfeld, Dada Montages1916-1933, Hatje Cantz
2009, ill. p. 214 M14
 
Artist Biography:
He was best known for his fashion photography published in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar in the 1940s and 1950s. In addition to fashion photography, he produced an extensive body of celebrity portraiture, fine-art photography (including black and white nudes), drawings, and Dada collages. He made photographs while a resident of Germany, the Netherlands, France, and the United States, and has been called "one of the most innovative and influential photographers of the 20th century."
 

Die Augen (Ein Kuss mit Hindernissen), 1919