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Körperbilder

Photograph
1965 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Floris Neusüss has dedicated his career to extending the practice, study and teaching of experimental photography and the photogram. Alongside his practice as an artist, he is known as an influential writer and teacher, working as Professor in Experimental Photography, University of Kassel, Germany from 1971 until 2009. Since first exhibiting in the 1960s, he has consistently explored the photogram's numerous technical, conceptual and visual possibilities, resulting in works that range from the figurative to the abstract.

This portfolio of fifteen gelatin silver print reproductions of photograms, made by Neusüss between 1960 and 1970, also includes a self-portrait which documents the photogram technique and two details from an original photogram with photochemical oxidations.
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object details
Category
Object Type
Additional TitleTanz, Fotogramm, Munchen (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin silver print
Brief Description
Photograph, reproduction of a three-part photogram, 'Tanz, Fotogramm, München', part of the portfolio Körperbilder, gelatin silver print, Floris M. Neusüss, Munchen, 1960-1970
Physical Description
A black and white photograph of an original three-part photogram, each photograph depicts a male and female dancing.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 36cm
  • Width: 35.5cm (Note: image)
Copy Number
Edition of 3
Marks and Inscriptions
'Tanz, Fotogramm, München 1965 F.M.N' (Signed, titled and dated by artist in pencil on mount.)
Credit line
Given by the artist
Object history
This is part of a portfolio of fifteen gelatin silver prints which includes twelve reproductions of early photograms by Floris Neusüss made between 1960 and 1970 and printed in scale 1:6 to the originals; two details of photochemical oxidations and a photograph of the artist making a photogram.
Subject depicted
Summary
Floris Neusüss has dedicated his career to extending the practice, study and teaching of experimental photography and the photogram. Alongside his practice as an artist, he is known as an influential writer and teacher, working as Professor in Experimental Photography, University of Kassel, Germany from 1971 until 2009. Since first exhibiting in the 1960s, he has consistently explored the photogram's numerous technical, conceptual and visual possibilities, resulting in works that range from the figurative to the abstract.



This portfolio of fifteen gelatin silver print reproductions of photograms, made by Neusüss between 1960 and 1970, also includes a self-portrait which documents the photogram technique and two details from an original photogram with photochemical oxidations.
Associated Object
Collection
Accession Number
E.400:11-2013

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record createdDecember 6, 2013
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