Cora Pongracz (1943 – 2003)
Ulla playing with cloth, Munich, ca. 1965
From the edition »Austrian Avant-Garde of the 1970s«
Limited edition of 5
Unmounted print 800 €
Mounted in mat 860 €
Shortly after Pongracz had completed her professional education at »Fotoschule Martha Hoepfner« and at »Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie« in Munich, she was able to publish her images in notable newspapers. Her most successful early work, also award-winning (»Deutscher Jugendfotopreis«), shows a friend of her playing with a fringed scarf.
As the preserved negatives proof, there were many throws necessary, until Pongracz took this felicitous picture. It conveys an effortless easiness and a lighthearted joy of life, which suggest the spirit of the era, a few years before the revolutionary movements of the '68 spread among the youth.
Gelatin silver print from the original negative, print date: 2015
Image dimensions 40 x 60 cm (40 x 60 inch)
Mounting, Framing Archival mat board 60x80 cm, aluminium frame (optional)
Double weight baryta paper, semi-matte surface
Estate stamp »Nachlass Cora Pongracz © OstLicht« on the reverse, Edition no. 2/5
»Junge deutsche Photographen«, in: DIE ZEIT, No. 19, Hamburg, May 6, 1966, p. 68; atü. Steuerungstechnik Westinghouse, no. 3’66, Hannover 1966, cover; S. Eiblmayr, R. Iglar, M. Mauracher (ed.), Cora Pongracz. Fotografie, Edition Fotohof Salzburg 2001, p. 5.; M. Röbl, P. Coeln (ed.), Cora Pongracz. Das fotografische Werk, Vienna 2016, p. 25.
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