Hannah Höch, ÖLBILDER, ZEICHNUNGEN, FOTO-MONTAGEN, AQUARELLE, Galerie Franz, Berlin, 1949

Works by the Dadaists Hans Arp, Otto Freundlich, Raoul Hausmann, Kurt Schwitters

Opening: November 26, 1949, 12 p.m.

Dimensions: 10.5 x 15 cm

Further Information: Reinhard and Elli Franz opened their gallery as one of the first art handlers after the war in 1946. The exhibition at the gallery presenting oil paintings, drawings, photomontages and watercolors by Hannah Höch was her first solo show after the war. Höch moved to Berlin in 1912 to study at the Academy of Applied Arts. After meeting Raoul Hausmann in 1915, Höch became quickly one of the central figures and the only woman of the Berlin Dada. Although mainly associated with Dada Hannah Höch was following all avan-garde movements in the beginning of the 20th century producing dadaist works from newspaper clippings, but also abstract collages, expressionist watercolors and surrealist paintings. Being part of the international network, Höch had a vivid exchange with Kurt Schwitters, Theo van Doesburg, Lászsló Maholy-Nagy, Hans Scharp, among many others. Höch was an eager collector, and managed to save her Dada collection with works by fellow artists throughout the Second World War, which today is part of the collection of Berlinische Galerie in Berlin.

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Further links: The history of Galerie Franz has been researched by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. More info via http://www.galerie20.smb.museum/kunsthandel/K23.html

Images: Images of the invitation are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Hans ArpKurt Schwitters


Famous for her collage work, Hanna Höch played an important part of DADA’s visual identity. Below you can see an invitation to a much later exhibition of Höch, taking place on January 20, 1976, in Paris at ARC 2.