Cora Pongracz (1943 – 2003)
Sheila with sunflower, London, 1968
From the edition »Austrian Avant-Garde of the 1970s«
Cora Pongracz's early work from her years in Frankfurt, Munich and London was hardly known until the estate was examined. She developed extensive series with friends from the art scene, moving playfully outdoors. The settings already show Pongracz's interest in the thematic field that was to shape her later work: the photographic representation of people as a lively interplay of self-expression and communication between the protagonists who determine the image.
A number of these motifs have been published in the feature pages of renowned daily newspapers, where they illustrate articles on various topics from literature, theatre or social politics.
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
Double weight paper, semi-matte surface
Stamped on the reverse "Estate Cora Pongracz © OstLicht" and edition note in pencil
Paper sunflower. A seasonal comment by Miss Cora Pongracz, in: The Times, Sunday, October 26, London 1968, p. 7; M. Röbl, P. Coeln (ed.), Cora Pongracz. Das fotografische Werk, Wien 2016, p. 35.
PORTRAIT / Photos / Jugendkultur / Frau /