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The Museum of Avant-garde

Hannah Höch

Germany (1889—1978)
After studying at the Berlin School of Applied Arts, Höch started to work as a designer for a publishing company. In 1915 she met Raoul Hausmann, who introduced her to Dada and helped her become one of the most prominent members of the Berlin Dada Group. In these early years she found her language in the photomontage and in 1919 she created her Cut with the kitchen knife Dada through the last Weimar beer-belly cultural epoch of Germany. During 1920s she travelled through Europe and befriended Mondrian, Tzara and Moholy-Nagy. She lived in the Netherlands with Til Brugman for a decade before returning to Germany, where she remained until her death in 1978, continuing to express politically and socially charged themes with her paintings and photomontages.

Birds fluttering (Kommen flatternde Vögel)

Original linocut / 15.8 x 22.1 cm / 1915 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Cleopatra

Original linocut / 15.5 x 21.5 cm / 1970 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Butterflies (Papillons)

Original linocut / 15.8 x 22.1 cm / 1917 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Sunrise (Sonnenaufgang)

Original linocut / 15.8 x 22.1 cm / 1915 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Der Dada 2

Magazine / Letterpress / 21 x 29.6 cm / Berlin, 1919 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Cheerful forms - Dancing (Heitere Formen - Tänzerisch)

Original linocut / 21 x 28 cm / 1961 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Der Dada 3

Magazine / Letterpress / 15.9 x 23.9 cm / Berlin, 1919 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

The day starts (Der Tag beginnt)

Original linocut / 15.8 x 22.2 cm / 1975 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

The night comes (Die Nacht kommt)

Original linocut / 15.8 x 22.2 cm / 1975 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Fragment (Bruchstück)

Original linocut / 21 x 24.3 cm / 1918 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Siam's gardens (Siams Gärten)

Original linocut / 15.8 x 22.1 cm / 1915 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Merz 6

Imitatoren watch step! / Magazine / Letterpress / 14.3 x 22.3 cm / Hannover, 1923 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Broken stars (Zerbrochene Sterne)

Original linocut / 11.5 x 9.1 cm / 1917 / © 2020 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Merz 1

Holland Dada / Magazine / Letterpress / 14.3 x 21.9 cm / Hannover, 1923 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Merz 7

Tapsheft / Magazine / Letterpress / 23.6 x 31.3 cm / Hannover, 1924 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Schall und Rauch

Programmes / 15.4 x 23.2 cm / Berlin, 1919-1921