Chargesheimer (Karl-Heinz Hargesheimer) - Collection of Corbeau and Renard assembled by Gerd Sander Part II London Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Chargesheimer – Bohemien aus Köln 1924-1971, Museum Ludwig, Köln, 29 September 2007 – 30 January 2008

  • Literature

    Greven Verlag, Chargesheimer – Bohemien aus Köln 1924-1971, exh. cat., Köln, 2007, p. 23

  • Catalogue Essay

    Chargesheimer (Karl-Heinz Hargesheimer), born in 1924 in Cologne, Germany, studied graphic design and photography at the Kölner Werkschulen and was interested in opera, theatre, costume-design, and painting. From 1950 onwards he experimented with photomontages and abstract light structures on photo-paper and by 1955 his dynamicaggressive portraits of celebrities of the public sector and reports on farmers have received much recognition. In 2007 Chargesheimer’s work was shown at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, representing an ironic and sarcastic take on the post-war era in Germany after 1945. The exhibition comprised his cameraless experiments, portraits, photo-essays, and theatre photography. During his lifetime Chargesheimer published fourteen illustrated books with images of cities and landscapes and was awarded the Kulturpreis by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) in Cologne in 1968. He died in 1971 in Cologne.


Metro. August

Gelatin silver print. This print is believed to be unique.
28.3 x 38.7 cm. (11 1/8 x 15 1/4 in).
Signed and dated in ink on the recto. Signed in ink on the reverse of the flush mount.

£1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for £1,250

Collection of Corbeau and Renard assembled by Gerd Sander Part II

17 May 2008, 3pm