Photo Eye

Photo Eye

1927

Anton Stankowski

(German, 1906-1998)

Gelatin silver print, montage, from negatives with handwork

Image: 10.9 x 14.5 cm (4 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.); Mounted: 35.6 x 31.9 cm (14 x 12 9/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.122

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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.

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