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Eingang in eine Wohneblock in der Siedlung Köln - Kalkerfeld

Artist:
Werner Mantz (German, Cologne 1901–1983 Eijsden)
Date:
1928
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
38.6 x 22.3 cm (15 3/16 x 8 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.30
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
In this deceptively simple photograph of a new block of international style apartments, Mantz evoked the presence of adjacent "hygienic" balconies open to light and air. By waiting for their shadows to fall obliquely across the stepped arrangement of windows, he also suggested, as if by X ray, the stair linking the florrs behind the blank facade.
Inscription: Signed in pencil on print, verso C: "Werner Mantz // 1930"; signed in pencil on original window mat, recto LR [below print]: "Werner Mantz // 1930"; inscribed in pencil on original window mat, recto LL to LR, [below print]: "
[Willem Sherman, Cologne(?)]; [Daniel Wolf to Waddell, May 9, 1985]; John C. Waddell.

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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 26," May 15, 2000–September 18, 2000.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933," October 4, 2015–January 18, 2016.

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