Oppenheimer und Kokoschka

Max Oppenheimer (MOPP) (1885–1954) :: Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr. Max Oppenheimer (Exhibition Poster), 1911
Max Oppenheimer (MOPP) (1885–1954) :: Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr. Max Oppenheimer (Exhibition Poster), 1911 MoMA

Oppenheimer, who had begun signing works MOPP by 1911, was initially friendly with both (Oskar) Kokoschka and (Egon) Schiele. But this poster, which he designed for his first Munich exhibition, brought accusations of plagiarism from Kokoschka, who found its subject—a gaunt, naked self-portrait figure bleeding from a chest wound—too close to his own agonized poster of a year earlier (images below). | quoted from MoMA

Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1910. Das druckgrafische Werk im Kontext seiner Zeit @ Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka and Museum of Fine Arts Budapest; also Art Institute Chicago
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1910. Das druckgrafische Werk im Kontext seiner Zeit @ Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka and Museum of Fine Arts Budapest; also Art Institute Chicago
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1911. Poster for a conference at the Akademischer Verband für Literatur und Musik, Jänner 1911. Leopold Museum and MoMA: German Expressionism Project
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1911. Poster for a conference at the Akademischer Verband für Literatur und Musik, Jänner 1911. Leopold Museum and MoMA: German Expressionism Project

Formes nues · Jacques Lemare

Jacques Lemare :: From ‘Formes nues’, album de nus féminins, pp. 46, 47, 1935. | src Arenberg Auctions
Jacques Lemare :: From ‘Formes nues’, album de nus féminins, p. 46, 1935. | src Arenberg Auctions
Jacques Lemare :: From ‘Formes nues’, album de nus féminins, pp. 46, 47, 1935. | src Arenberg Auctions
Jacques Lemare :: From ‘Formes nues’, album de nus féminins, pp. 46, 47, 1935. | src Arenberg Auctions
Jacques Lemare :: From ‘Formes nues’, album de nus féminins, pp. 46, 47, 1935. | src Arenberg Auctions
Jacques Lemare :: From ‘Formes nues’, album de nus féminins, p. 47, 1935. | src Arenberg Auctions

Formes Nues. Paris, Éditions d’Arts Graphiques et Photographiques, 1935. Spiral binding by Reliure Spirale Brevetée, photographic cover designed by Man Ray.

Limited first edition with 96 photographic reproductions (photogravures) by Laure Albin Guillot, Brassaï, Raoul Hausmann, André Kertesz, Herbert List, Kefer, Dora Maar, Georges Platt-Lynes, Man Ray, etc. “Amongst the numerous artistic manifestations of modern times, photography in all its applications arouses an ever growing interest among the general public. The photographers are guided in their works by various and even adverse conceptions. We have approached the most representative amongst them, who were kind enough to accept our invitation of expressing their unbiassed opinion on the matter, our only object being the coordination of the aggregate of subjects” (introduction). Text in French, English and German.

In a Blue Moon, 1939 (Nell Dorr)

“It’s only once in a blue moon that days like these can happen but, when they do, they add a new dimension to the years that follow.” – Opening text of In a blue moon by Nell Dorr.

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.  In a Blue Moon, a small hardcover made up of many of the same images from Mangroves (*) but printed in photogravure.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.

In a Blue Moon, a small hardcover made up of many of the same images from Mangroves (*) but printed in photogravure. Lettering by George A. DuBerg.
(*) Mangroves, a softbound portfolio of her photographs was self-published in a limited edition, under her first married name, Nell Koons. It comprises two of her poems and fifteen tipped-in halftones of flowers and nude girls and women, often perched in trees.

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: Florida Keys, 1928. # 9 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: Florida Keys, 1928. # 9 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: The Secret Pool, 1928. # 18 also # 58, From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: The Secret Pool, 1928. # 18 also # 58, From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum

In a blue moon combines dream-like images of nude women with close-up and abstracted images of flowers. The narrative of this photo-novella is the transition into adulthood.  The effect of this book is that something that has so much potential to be lame – pictures of girls, pictures of flowers, girls and flowers and girls with flowers in their hair – actually comes across as being quite profound and unashamedly beautiful.  Nell Dorr photographed with a Rollei camera only ever using available natural light.  The simplicity of her approach did not necessarily mean simplicity in the results that she achieved. Her imagery is filled with amazing abstract constructions and her portraits have an almost primal quality.  Her photographs are the autobiographical work of a strong and sensitive woman who created an internal place where beauty and truth could still flourish. [quoted from an article by Matthew Carson (Head Librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography) on Monsters & Madonnas]

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr (1893-1988) :: Flower Laden, 1928. Gelatin silver print. # 7 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr (1893-1988) :: Vine Leaves; 1928. Gelatin silver print. # 8 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: Flower Laden, 1928-29. Gelatin silver print. # 7 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1927-29. # 36 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1927-29. # 36 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1923, printed after 1923. # 28 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1923, printed after 1923. # 28 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Coco Loba Tree, ca. 1923-1929. # 44 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Coco Loba Tree, ca. 1923-1929. # 44 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ::  Harp of the Wind, 1929. # 38 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: Harp of the Wind, 1929. # 38 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ::  Wonder, 1928. # 75 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: Wonder, 1928. # 75 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: [Negative image of ‘Matin’], 1929. Amon Carter Museum
In a Blue Moon published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939. [1st edition]; Nell Dorr; lettering by George A. DuBerg.

content sources:

ICP · International Center of Photography

Monsters & Madonnas (ICP blog)

Amon Carter museum of American art

Harvard University & Yale University Library

Kreuzigung, ca. 1900

Maximilian Kurzweil :: “Kreuzigung” | “Crucifixion”, ca. 1900. Black pen and brush, colored chalks on wove paper; verso figure studies in black chalk. With monogram stamp lower right. Provenance: Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles. | src Bassenge and issu

Nude by Drtikol, 1920s

František Drtikol :: Female nude. Original vintage photogravure print from the 1920s. | src vintageads on eBay

Swedish female nude, 1920s

FeaturedFerdinand Flodin :: Study of lines, 1924. Carbon print mounted on board. | src Moderna Museet
Ferdinand Flodin :: Swedish female nude, 1920s. Original vintage photogravure print from the 1920s. | src vintageads on eBay
Ferdinand Flodin :: Swedish female nude, 1920s. Original vintage photogravure print from the 1920s. | src vintageads on eBay
Ferdinand Flodin :: Schwedin Akt, 1925. Heliogravur. Original der Zeit. | src artografie on eBay
Ferdinand Flodin :: Schwedin Akt, 1925. Heliogravur. Original der Zeit. | src artografie on eBay
Ferdinand Flodin :: Study of lines, 1924. Carbon print mounted on board. | src Moderna Museet
Ferdinand Flodin :: Study of lines, 1924. Carbon print mounted on board. | src Moderna Museet

Nude with swan shadow, 1930s

John Everard :: Nude with swan shadow, 1930s. Original vintage full-bleed photogravure print. | src vintageads on eBay

Female nude, 1930s

Alfred Cheney Johnston :: Art Deco Female Nude, 1930s. Original vintage lithographic print. | src vintageads on eBay