Monday, September 22, 2008

Works by Josef Breitenbach

Night, Paris Josef Breitenbach... Night, Paris (Edith Schultze-Westrum (c. 1935, Vintage gelatin silver print collage). From an exhibition of Works by Josef Breitenbach at Gitterman Gallery in New York, NY. "...This exhibition will highlight Josef Breitenbach’s avant-garde work from the 1930s and 40s. His use of vibrant color as an expressive tool sets him apart from his contemporaries and earns him a place in the history of art of this period. Breitenbach colored elements of his photographs using complex processes of bleaching, toning and pigment printing. He shared a similar visual vocabulary with the Surrealists, employing techniques such as montage, solarization, the photogram and superimpression."