Cora Pongracz (1943 – 2003)
Theodor W. Adorno, Frankfurt, ca. 1966
From the edition »Austrian Avantgarde of the 1970s«
Limited edition of 5
Soon after Pongracz had finished her education in Munich, she was awarded the »Deutscher Jugendfotopreis« in 1965, and her first publications and commissioned works followed.
Early on, Pongracz showed a preference for the theme that was to shape her photographic work - especially in her conceptual series of the 1970s, but also in her late work of the 1990s: the depiction of persons and the questioning of the classical portraiture. This photograph of Adorno shows Pongracz's interest in transitory moments, with which she opposes the claim to reproduce a rigid image of the essence of a person.
Gelatin silver print from the original negative, print date: 2015
Image dimensions 30 x 45 cm (30 x 45 inch)
Mounting, Framing Archival mat board 50 x 65 cm and frame on request
Numbered in pencil and estate stamp »Nachlass Cora Pongracz © OstLicht« on the reverse
Silvia Eiblmayr, Rainer Iglar, Michael Mauracher (ed.), Cora Pongracz. Fotografie, Salzburg 2001, p. 57; M. Röbl, P. Coeln (ed.), Cora Pongracz. Das fotografische Werk, Vienna 2016, p. 21.
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