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Negative "P"

Artist:
Franz Roh (German, 1890–1965)
Date:
1920s
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
14.5 x 19.3 cm (5 11/16 x 7 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.240
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

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