T. Lux Feininger

Material study by Walter Tralau from the pre-course by Josef Albers II [Authorship uncertain]

   

Materialstudie von Walter Tralau aus dem Vorkurs bei Josef Albers II [Urheberschaft unklar]
Material study by Walter Tralau from the pre-course by Josef Albers II [Authorship uncertain] Repro: 1. art-archives.net
  • 1926, in Dessau
  • Negative untraceable

  • Prints known:
    1. Private collection, vintage, gelatin silver print, 108 x 79 mm. Verso inscr.: Vorkursarbeit [aus der Klasse von Josef Albers. Hersteller unbekannt], and Inv. Nr.
    2. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Inv. Nr.: 85.XP.260.183, gelatin silver print, 112 x 85 mm. Verso inscr.: Tralau, 7, 156, and Inv. Nr.

    Copy prints known:
    I. Private collection, later print, Kodak paper, 254 x 203 mm. Verso inscr.: 85.XP.260.183, FEININGER, T. LUX

  • The authorship of this photo is uncertain.
    The Getty Museum lists their copy as being by T. Lux Feininger. TLF writes in his letter dated April 28, 1990: "Author uncertain."]

    TLF: "Author uncertain. A metal construction by an unidentified person; the same structure appears on No. 260.189**". [215]

    [**The artist refers to the photo: 'Material study by Walter Tralau from the pre-course by Josef Albers I', which in his letter from April 28, 1990 he clearly declares as: "Not by me". The quality of the prints of both motives is similar.
    The Getty titles the work as: 'Material study in paper...', TLF writes: 'A metal construction...']

  • Themes:  Bauhaus
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