Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Not on view
The art historian Franz Roh was an outspoken advocate of both the traditional and the experimental photography that flourished in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. He recognized that the co-existence of the straight photograph, photogram, photo-montage, and the negative print (shown here) promoted aesthetic fertility. From 1927 to 1933 Roh's own efforts in photography were stimulated by his friendship with László Moholy-Nagy, the Hungarian-born painter, graphic artist, and photographer who worked at the Bauhaus and in Berlin.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso UR: "Res. M. Heiting"
[Rudolf Kicken Gallery, Cologne, to Waddell, May 16, 1983]; John C. Waddell
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 4," March 1, 1994–June 12, 1994.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945," June 10, 2007–September 3, 2007.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945," October 12, 2007–January 13, 2008.
Milwaukee Art Museum. "Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945," February 9, 2008–May 4, 2008.