Anton Stankowski (German, 1906-1998)
gelatin silver print, montage, from negatives with handwork, Image - h:10.90 w:14.50 cm (h:4 1/4 w:5 11/16 inches)
Mounted - h:35.60 w:31.90 cm (h:14 w: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.