Hannah Höch

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'Ohne Titel (Aus einem ethnographischen Museum) (Untitled [From an Ethnographic Museum])', 1930

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. Photo: courtesy of Maria Thrun

'Für ein Fest gemacht (Made for a Party)', 1936

Collection of IFA, Stuttgart

'Kleine Sonne (Little Sun)', 1969

Landesbank Berlin AG

'Um Einen Roten Mund ( About a Red Mouth)', 1967

Collection of IFA, Stuttgart

'Rohrfeder Collage (Reed Pen Collage)', 1922, © Landesbank Berlin AG
'Staatshäupter (Heads of State)', 1918-20

Collection of IFA, Stuttgart

'Untitled, from the series: From an Ethnographic Museum' 1929, © Federal Republic of Germany - Collection of Contemporary Art
'From an Ethnographic Museum', 1929, © Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

An early champion of feminist art and a celebrated member of the Berlin Dada movement, Hannah Höch’s collages commented on the social change and economic upheaval of Weimar Germany and Europe during the First and Second World Wars. Her contemporaries including George Grosz and Kurt Schwitters admired Höch’s unique satirical language that combined fashion images with symbols of industry. Over 100 works made between 1910-1970 display the depth and radical practice of this truly great collagist.

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