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PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE ESTATE OF THE ARTIST

Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898 - 1983)
DAS EVA-CHANSON, 1928-32
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
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PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE ESTATE OF THE ARTIST

Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898 - 1983)
DAS EVA-CHANSON, 1928-32
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898 - 1983)
DAS EVA-CHANSON, 1928-32
Vintage silver print. On the reverse, with the photographer's 'H. Hajek-Halke Experimentelle Fotografie für Presse und Werbung Wasserburg-Bodensee' stamp and his copyright and archive 'HHH Inventar' stamps with the archive number in pencil, and the typewritten title ' "Das EVA-CHANSON" (Das Feigenblatt als Abendkleid)' on a paper strip fixed to the reverse.
23 x 16.2 cm (9 x 6 3/8 in.)
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Exhibited

Heinz Hajek-Halke: Form aus Licht und Schatten, Berlin, Kulturforum/ Museum für Fotografie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, 2007 and Munich, Kunstfoyer Versicherungskammer Bayern, 2008.

Literature

Heinz Hajek-Halke. Artist, Anarchist, Göttingen, Steidl, 2006, ill. p. 27 (The Song of Eve).

Catalogue Note

The Song of Eve (Das Eva-Chanson) is arguably Hajek-Halkes most elegant and romantic image. It  reflects his sense of beauty perfectly and contains all elements of his stylistic expression of the 1930s; the image is the result of a montage of two superimposed negatives, one of a beautiful (naked) woman and one of an everyday object. Hajek-Halke experimented with this theme; one variant, for example, shows the woman's face without the fig leaf. The print offered here has some very delicate original retouching which accentuates the contour lines of the female body and of the leave's veins.

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