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The Museum of Avant-garde

Raoul Hausmann

Austria (1886—1971)
Born in Vienna to an artist father, Hausmann took on painting in Berlin and was first influenced by German Expressionism and collaborated with the magazine Der Sturm and later with Die Aktion. In 1917 Hülsenbeck introduced him to the Dadaist movement and Hausmann became familiar with the contemporary literature such as the Cabaret Voltaire. The following year marked the beginning of a series of Dada soiré and the foundation of the Club Dada, with Hülsenbeck and others. He experimented the combination of sound and visual arts, observing the Optophon and analysing the correspondence of sound and light waves. During these years he also worked on his novel Hyle and developed a new interest for photography. With the rise of Nazism Hausmann left Germany for Ibiza, where he continued his work in both photography and art. He travelled before and during the WWII as a banned artist until he finally settled in France near Limonge, where he remained for the rest of his life until 1971.

Reflections, car roof (Reflets, toit de voiture)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 27.5 x 22.1 cm / 1950 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Teftlin

Original woodcut / 37.2 x 31.5 cm / 1957 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Der Dada 2

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

Light study (Lichtstudie)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 22.4 x 27.5 cm / 1931 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Anthologie Dada

Dada 4-5 / Journal / Letterpress with original woodcuts and lithographs / 19 x 28.2 cm / Zürich, 1919

Untitled

Original woodcut / 37.2 x 31.5 cm / 1950 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Material 2

Magazine / 21.2 x 20.1 cm / 1959

Rasp. Game with light and shadows (Küchenraspel. Spiel mit Licht und Schatten)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 21.6 x 27.9 cm / 1931 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

111

Original woodcut / 37.2 x 31.5 cm / 1957 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Dada Sinn der Welt

Magazine / Letterpress / 20.7 x 29.7 cm / Berlin, 1921

Shadow III (Ombre III)

Mélanographie / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 17.9 x 21.9 cm / 1931 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Photographers (Les Photographes)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 27.4 x 22.1 cm / 1954 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Schall und Rauch

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

Mirror view (Blick in den Rasierspiegel)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 17.8 x 24.7 cm / 1930 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Merz 4

Banalitäten / Magazine / Letterpress / 14.4 x 22.9 cm / Hannover, 1923 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Beauty in the kitchen (La beauté à la cuisine)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 27.5 x 22.1 cm / 1931 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Sensorialité excentrique

Book / 19.5 x 25 cm / Cambridge, 1969 / © Raoul Hausmann and h.c.

Beach dream (Rève de la plage)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 25.7 x 18.3 cm / 1947 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Sylt island (Île de Sylt)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 27.4 x 18.4 cm / 1930 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Club Dada

Prospekt des Verlages freie Strasse / Magazine / Letterpress / 26.9 x 20 cm / Berlin, 1918 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Photogram 1

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 26.7 x 17.8 cm / 1946 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Untitled

Original woodcut / 37.2 x 31.5 cm / 1950 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

The commander (Der Kommandant)

Original woodcut / 37.2 x 31.5 cm / 1949 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Der Dada 3

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

Der Dada 1

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

Mechanical head. The spirit of our time (Mechanischer Kopf. Der Geist unserer Zeit)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 20.2 x 29.2 cm / 1919 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Dada Almanach

Illustrated book / Letterpress / 13.5 x 20 cm / Berlin, 1920

PIN and the story of PIN

Illustrated book / 17.2 x 23.6 cm / London, 1962

Courrier Dada

Book / 14.1 x 19.2 cm / Paris, 1958

Limoges station (Gare de Limoge)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 21.4 x 27.9 cm / 1954 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris