Die vollkommene Fotografie - Heinrich KühnHeinrich Kühn’s lifelong goal— and one of the original ideas in international photography around 1900— was to use the photographic image as a way to realize an artistic vision as precisely as in painting or drawing. Along with Alfred Stieglitz and other friends, Kühn made the stylized photograph an element of the total work of art, which the Secessionists strove for. The most important tool for this was a pigment process perfected by Kühn, in which the free choice of paper and pigment made the picture look more like a print than a conventional photograph. This allowed Kühn to alter the brightness contrast to fit his idea of the image, minimizing the sharpness of the image (rejected as “non-artistic”) as much as he pleased. Around 1910 Kühn reduced the romantic ...
Auction : Modern and Contemporary PhotographsOn Wednesday 26 November over 250 lots of modern and contemporary photography will be auctioned at Villa Grisebach in Berlin.
The modern photography selection is lead by two vintage pigment prints by the Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol, dating from the mid-1920s. Depicting scenes typical of Drtikol’s output, "The Movement" and "Akt" work with elements of art deco, the theatre and of abstraction; only very rarely do works of this quality appear on the market (each €15,000/25,000). Two outstanding examples of early twentieth century pictorial photography are provided in the form of works by Rudolf Koppitz ("Esche", bromoil transfer print, c. 1912, €15,000/20,000) and Heinrich Kühn ("Pustertalerinnen", bromoil transfer print on Japan paper, 1913-1914, &eur...
Auction on Friday 20rd November 2009, 4:00 p.m.Exhibition: 16, 17, 18 & 19 NOVEMBER from 10 am to 6 pm
Sotheby's first "various owner" Photographs auction in Paris features important works by the great masters of Photography, from 19th century historical material to classical 20th century photographs and contemporary works. We are very proud to offer a group of 14 wonderful photographs by Eugène Atget, one of the most influential photographers of the beginning 20th century.
Other artists represented in the sale are Gustave le Gray, August Sander, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Rudolf Koppitz, Heinrich Kühn, Hans Bellmer, Florence Henri, Horst P. Horst, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Hiroshi Sugimoto and David LaChapelle....
The Essential Heinz Hajek-Halke and Photographs - Sotheby's Paris
On 10 May 2011, Sotheby’s European Photographs department will hold two photographs sales: L’Essentiel Heinz Hajek-Halke an auction which comprises the most compelling vintage prints from the 1920s to the 1950s of this German avant-garde photographer coming to auction directly from the artist’s estate, and Photographies a various owner sale offering an exceptional selection of works by the leading photographers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Prior to the auction date the highlights from both sales are sent on a travelling exhibition to Sotheby’s New York and London in addition to the preview in Paris. The exhibition in London will be on show from 16 to 21 April and will focus on high quality material from the 19th century and early 20th century - the vintage era.
A prime example ...
Sotheby's photographsSotheby’s European Photographs department has the pleasure to invite you to view our travelling exhibition PHOTOGRAPHS, showing exquisite vintage photographs dating from the first half of the 20th century – the classical period of Photography.
Amongst the highlights are four nudes taken by Edward Weston of the Mexican writer Anita Brenner in 1925, as well as four works by Eugène Atget one of which is a beautiful arrowroot print depicting Notre-Dame in Paris, dating 1923.
Four extraordinary, delicate prints on Japan paper by Heinrich Kühn and key works by Heinz Hajek-Halke, such as the paramount Erotic - Extra Large!, 1928-32, all from the estate of the artist, complete the exhibition together with photographs by such major photographers of the period as Karl Blossfeldt, Rudolf Koppitz and J...
Kühn Heinrich au Musée de l'OrangerieCette exposition est organisée par l'Albertina de Vienne en collaboration avec les musées d'Orsay et de l'Orangerie à Paris et le musée des Beaux Arts de Houston.
Créer des photographies dont la valeur artistique puisse rivaliser avec la peinture : telle a été la grande ambition d’Heinrich Kühn.
Figure majeure du pictorialisme international autour de 1900, étroitement lié aux deux plus grands représentants du mouvement, Alfred Stieglitz et Edward Steichen, l’artiste est parvenu à développer une œuvre moderniste dans le cadre iconographique pourtant limité de sa vie familiale.
Kühn, encore étudiant en médecine à Innsbruck, avait déjà derrière lui ...
Works by Talbot, Bayard, Atkins, Le Gray, Coburn, Kuhn
Basel, Switzerland – Exhibiting for the 21st year at Art Basel, Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs will present landmark works from the early history of photography. Signature images will be on view from such important innovators as William Henry Fox Talbot, Hippolyte Bayard, Anna Atkins and Gustave Le Gray as well as works by early 20th century masters such as Alvin Langdon Coburn and Heinrich Kühn.
William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) conceived of the very idea of photography during the 1830s, combining the use of the camera obscura with light sensitive-chemistry. Ela, an intimate portrait from the early 1840s, depicts the photographer’s young daughter gazing pensively beyond the camera.
Hippolyte Bayard (1801-1887), whose early photographic discoveries were perhaps eclipsed by those...