Cora Pongracz (1943 – 2003)
Heimrad Bäcker, Graz, Styria, ca. 1974
From the edition »Austrian Avant-Garde of the 1970s«
Limited edition of 5
Unmounted print 700 €
Mounted in mat 760 €
Heimrad Bäcker (1925-2003) was the editor of the journal neue texte in Linz and is considered as one of the most important representative of concrete poetry. Between 1968 and 1985 he collected and processed written testimonies of the National Socialist killing machinery: »It is enough to quote the language of the perpetrators and the victims. It is enough to stay with the language preserved in the documents. Collapse of document and horror, statistics and horror.« Bäcker had joined the NSDAP as a youth and had worked in the Mauthausen concentration camp after the end of the World War – the exploration of Austria's Nazi past had a comprehensive influence on his later artistic work.
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 (optional), frame upon request
Double weight baryta, semi-matte surface
Estate stamp »Nachlass Cora Pongracz © OstLicht« and edition no. in pencil on the reverse
Marie Röbl, Peter Coeln (ed.), Cora Pongracz. Das fotografische Werk, Vienna 2016, p. 64.
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