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The Museum of Avant-garde

Christian Schad

Germany (1894—1982)
After his initial inclination towards Expressionism, Schad found shelter in Zürich during WWI. Here he met Arp, Ball and Tzara and joined the Dada movement. He worked on woodcuts and collaborated with the magazine Sirius. In 1917 he moved to Geneva and created his Schadographs – photograms with light sensitive photo plates. He lived in Rome, Naples, Vienna and Berlin, capturing life, people and culture of the cities. He became one of the leading exponents of New Objectivity.

Schadographie 63

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 14.4 x 21.9 cm / 1962 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Schadographie 44

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 15.9 x 21.8 cm / 1962 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Schadographie 59

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 16.6 x 21.6 cm / 1962 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Le Pilhaou-Thibaou

Supplément illustré de “391” / Magazine / 25 x 31.9 cm / Paris, 1921 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Schadographie 126

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 16.5 x 21.3 cm / 1975 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Schadographie 75b

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 15.7 x 21.2 cm / 1963 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Der Zeltweg

Magazine / Letterpress / 31 x 21 cm / Paris, 1919

Schadographie 57

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 16.5 x 21.5 cm / 1962 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany