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[Charleston on the Bauhaus Roof]

Artist:
T. Lux Feininger (American (born Germany), Berlin 1910–2011 Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Date:
1927
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
8.4 x 11.4 cm (3 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.107
Rights and Reproduction:
© T. Lux Feininger
Not on view
The Charleston, a fast-paced American jazz dance, swept through Europe after Josephine Baker introduced it to Parisian audiences in the Revue Nègre in 1925. The surprisingly tilted frame of this photograph suggests that, like the dancer (Xanti Schawinsky) and his accompanist (Clemens Röseler), the photographer too had become infected with the music's swinging rhythms.
Inscription: Stamped in negative (?) on print, recto LL: "FOTO LUX FEININGER"; signed in pencil, verso: "Lux F."; inscribed and signed in ink, verso LC: "Le charleston sur le toit du Bauhaus // (1927) // Lux Feininger"; markings in orange pencil, verso CL; inscribed on round label affixed to print, verso UL: "79";
Lux Feininger; [Prakapas Gallery, Bronxville, New York]; John C. Waddell, New York (November 1, 1980)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Smith College Museum of Art. "Bauhaus Modern," September 26, 2008–December 17, 2008.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 72.



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