Exhibitions/ Art Object

Komol

Artist:
Ringl and Pit (German, active 1930–1933)
Artist:
Grete Stern (Argentinian, born Germany, 1904–1999)
Artist:
Ellen Auerbach (German, Karlsruhe 1906–2004 New York)
Date:
1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
35.9 x 24.4 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.460
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed in pencil on print, verso, LR: "Ellen Auerbach": inscribed in pencil on print, verso, C: "Photo: // Ringl u. Pit // 1 Prize KOMOL Contest"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso, UC; LL; C: "5 [encircled]"; "1931 S6/2594/0"; "9"
[Sander Gallery to Waddell, January 21, 1984]; John C. Waddell

Marcoci, Roxana, and Sarah Hermanson Meister. From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015. no. 29, p. 51.



Condition: evidently removed from original mount or mat. Fotografie am Bauhaus catalog gives a date of 1932 to this photo. JCW note: "Komol was a hair tint (according to Gerd Sander)." Christopher Phillips note: "This photograph was Auerbach and Stern's prize-winning entry in a Brussels photographic competition for Komol, a hair dye."
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