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Vue d'en haut du Bauhaus

Artist:
T. Lux Feininger (American (born Germany), Berlin 1910–2011 Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1928
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
11.3 x 7.9 cm. (4 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.5108
Rights and Reproduction:
© T. Lux Feininger
Not on view
To take this picture Feininger had to lean over the balcony railing while peering into the viewfinder of his camera, held at waist level. His awkward maneuver, recorded in the shadow below, was more than repaid by the surprising result, which is similar to the startling camera pyrotechnics of Russian filmmakers Dziga Vertov and Sergei Eisenstein, whose films greatly impressed Feininger at the time.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in ink on print verso upside down: "photo Lux Feininger// upside down"; inscribed in pencil on print verso UC; "Margit"; inscribed and signed in ink on print verso C: "vue d'en haut du Bauhaus// Lux Feininger"; inscribed in orange pencil on print verso LR: "X"; inscribed in ink on sticker affixed to print LR upside down; "136"
[Jill Quasha, New York]

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