Heinz Hajek-Halke

Untitled (Lichtgrafik), 1965
Silver-Gelatin Paper
15.75 x 11.85 in (40 x 30.10 cm)
This print is a fine example of the lichtgrafik cameraless techniques Hajek-Halke pioneered. It is unframed and unmatted. Hand-signed by artist, Verso signed and dated in pencil. Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898-1983) was among the most important German photographers of the 20th Century. Among his most infleuntial works were his experimental ‘Lichtgrafiken’ (light graphics), which were made without a camera. Instead, each image was created by applying a combination of chemical and mechanical techniques to photographic materials, such as negative film and light-sensitive paper. Additionally, Hajek-Halke used materials such as glass shards, glue, varnish, soot, wire, and fish bones in concert with darkroom techniques such as montage and double exposure, resulting in images of bizarre and fine structures and shapes, some resembling macro- and microscopic photographs.
Untitled (Lichtgrafik) by Heinz Hajek-Halke

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