Josef Breitenbach (German, 1896-1984) was born in Munich to a middle-class family of Jewish descent. He attended technical high school from 1912 -1915 and trained as a salesman for an instrument firm and later as a bookkeeper for an insurance firm. He attended Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich (philosophy and art history, 1914 to 1917) and became active in the Youth Section and later the Pacifist wing of the Social Democratic Party. Breitenbach opened a photographic studio in 1931, but the Nazis forced him to flee to Paris in 1933 where he opened a new studio. He went from there to New York where he worked for the American press and taught at several schools including Black Mountain College and The New School for Social Research. Through the 50s and 60s he did reportage in Asia for the United Nations and other varied businesses. He exhibited extensively in Europe in the 1930s (especially in Paris and London) and in the United States from the 40s to the mid-60s, including the Musuem of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vente Bassenge Photography Auction | 19th - 21st Century Photography Bassenge Photography Auction 107
19th – 21st Century Photography with a Special section of 19th Century Photographs of India (G. Heil Collection)
Including photographs by:
Leopold Ahrendts | Leopoldi Alinari | James Anderson | Thomas Andrew | Dieter Appelt | Eugène Atget | Edouard-Denis Baldus | Georg Barker | Max Baur | Felice Beato | Bernd und Hilla Becher | Emil Bieber | Ilse Bing | Walter Bird | Oliver Boberg | Robert Bothner | Samuel Bourne | Bourne & Shepherd | Josef Breitenbach | Émile Brugsch | Jewgeni Chaldej | Lucien Clergue | Tommaso Cuccioni | Lala Deen Dayal | Maxime du Camp | Harold Edgerton | Walker Evans | Louis Faurer | Allen Frame | Robert Frank | Francis Frith | Vincenzo Galdi | Jean Théophile Geiser | Wilhelm von Gloeden
Harry Callahan. "... Vente Vente de préstige à l'occasion de paris photo : Photographie ancienne, moderne et contemporaine
SAMEDI 21 NOVEMBRE 2009 - MAITRE LE MOUEL - HOTEL DROUOT SALLE 16, 14H
Expositions publiques : vendredi 20 novembre 11h-18h et samedi 21 novembre 11h-12h
Catalogue : 15 euros
Le catalogue est consultable en ligne :
... Exposition American Photography From Berenice Abbott to Alec Soth - Kunsthandel Jörg Maaß
The 40 works range from early black and white photographs to the classic icons of American color photography.
A number of great photographers played a large role in forming and defining the American Myth. The discovery of everyday aspects of American life was decisive in this: cities and symbols, cars, signs, billboards, advertising, telephone poles, parking lots and barbershops.
People are a second aspect of the wide-ranging exhibition, from the years of the Great Depression to impressive portraits of celebrities.
The comparison of almost a century of American photographs results in an interesting structure of similarities and contrasts, which are balanced through the selective choice of images.
The exhibition begins with works of the early 20th century by Paul Strand and Berenice Abbott, who both show ... Exposition NUDES Positions of Nude Art Photography
A group exhibition mainly curated from its own collection, displaying more than 40 photographers and their perspectives on mostly female nude art. Selected classics are supplemented with, in some cases, never before exhibited contemporary works of Blaise Reutersward, Nadav Kander, or Ralph Mecke.
The kaleidoscopic exhibition stretches from classical, nearly sculptural studio-stagings, as in the works of Horst P. Horst, Frantisek Drtikol, or Rudolf Koppitz, to the erotic and provocative images of Helmut Newton or Bettina Rheims, and extending to the series of documentary pictures by recently-deceased Larry Sultan, which originated off-set during pornographic shootings.
The studio-photography of the Pictorialists was followed by trend-setting picture experiments in the 1920s. Artists like Man Ray, Andr?© K&e... Exposition Aspects of European Photography, circa 1930 With the title "Aspects of European Photography, circa 1930", the Jörg Maaß Gallery will show a selection of 55 black and white photographs displaying a wide overview of the various aspects of European photography from the middle of the 1920s to the end of the 1930s.
The main themes of the approximately 30 different photographers are; technology and science, "unusual points of view", advertising and portrait photography. The exhibition will include important representatives of the "Neues Sehen" and "Neue Sachlichkeit", as well as artists influenced by Surrealism.
In spite of the impressive similarities that become apparent when images by different photographers are juxtaposed, revealing time and again a common interest in the selection of subject matters, the exhib... Exposition Nude Visions - 150 Years Body Images in Photography Nude Visions - 150 Years Body Images in Photography
The exhibition "Nude Visions" is an introduction to the collection of photographs in the Münchner Stadtmuseum, showing a representative selection of images of the human body. The show starts with so-called "academies", plates used as models by artists like Delacroix and Courbet. Yet, at the same time photographers already made pictures of the nude that had artistic ambitions. Beginning in the 1870s, nude models were placed outside of the studio in the open air, typically in the Mediterranean country-side of Italy or North Africa. Using photography as tool, the late 19th-century "Lebens reform-Bewegung" (Life Reform Movement) in Germany celebrated the naked body's naturalness. Around 1900, pictorialist photographers aimed at elevatin... Exposition Selected photograhs - From Brassaï to Cindy Sherman
For a number of years we have been gathering together a collection of photographs which has evolved into a substantial group, but has never been shown publicly. A selection of which we would now like to present in our exhibition 'Selected photographs. From Brassaï to Cindy Sherman'.
Our intentions are to provide a wide and representative cross section of our inventory, beginning in the late 1920s and continuing up to the present day. We focus on American and European photography; black and white, as well as color. We have chosen works - in addition to the significance of the individual artists according to certain central themes: the nude, landscapes, portraits and architecture, to name the most prominent.
Brassaï and Cindy Sherman are representative of the chronology of our selection, the ... Exposition Josef Breitenbach exhibition of vintage photographs Gitterman Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of vintage photographs by Josef Breitenbach concurrent with the release of the book Josef Breitenbach: Manifesto (Nazraeli Press, 2008). The exhibition will open with a reception to celebrate the artist and the recent publication on Wednesday, September 17th from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through Saturday, November 22nd.
This exhibition will highlight Josef Breitenbach’s avant-garde work from the 1930s and 40s. His use of vibrant color as an expressive tool sets him apart from his contemporaries and earns him a place in the history of art of this period. Breitenbach colored elements of his photographs using complex processes of bleaching, toning and pigment printing. He shared a similar visual vocabulary with the Surrealists, employing te...