Cora Pongracz (1943 – 2003)
Franz Ringel, Vienna, ca. 1972
From the edition »Austrian Avant-Garde of the 1970s«
Limited edition of 5
Unmounted print 800 €
Mounted in mat 860 €
Pongracz took this photograph for her exhibition at Vienna Secession and the accompanying publication. The project is dedicated to two members of the artists' association - Franz Ringel and Martha Jungwirth. An extensive »photo story« shows their life and work as artists by circuiting their social and urban environment.
In his paintings, Franz Ringel focuses above all on unconscious impulses and fantastic ideas of gender relations. This portrait shows him wearing a headscarf tied under his chin - a clearly gender-connected headgear worn exclusively by women, which was much more common at the time the photograph was taken than it is today.
Gelatin silver print from the original negative, print date: 2015
Bildmaße 45 x 30 cm (45 x 30 inch)
Montage, Rahmen Archival mat board 65 x 50 cm (optional), frame upon request
Double weight baryta paper, semi-matte surface
Estate stamp »Nachlass Cora Pongracz © OstLicht« and edition number in pencil on the reverse
Cora Pongracz, [Photogeschichte] Martha Jungwirth – Franz Ringel, Photographiert von Cora Pongracz, Wien 1972; M. Röbl, P. Coeln (eds.), Cora Pongracz. Das fotografische Werk, Vienna 2016, p. 104.
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