Anton Stankowski (German, 1906-1998)
gelatin silver print, montage, from negatives with handwork, Image: 10.90 x 14.50 cm (4 1/4 x 5 11/16 inches); Mounted: 35.60 x 31.90 cm (14 x 12 1/2 inches). John L. Severance Fund 2007.122
Photo Eye pays homage to Stankowski’s teacher, photographer and graphic designer Max Burchartz,
by appropriating a section of Burchartz’s most famous photograph, a portrait of his wife. Staring up at his wife’s eye is Burchartz himself, from a photo taken by Stankowski. Joining the two and creating an intense link between them is a dark area that contains an image of Burchartz’s hairline, taken from another Stankowski photo.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH (10/19/2014-1/11/2015): "Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Phorography," cat. no. 30, p. 63.