Untitled (Sophie Taeubur-Arp behind Dada head)

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  • Provenance

    Robert Miller Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a multi-faceted artist at the center of the Zürich Dada Movement. With interest in textiles, performance, dance, music and the visual arts, she helped define the then-novel idea of the comprehensive artist who experiments on multiple artistic platforms. Following her marriage to Jean Arp in 1923, the two began an artistic collaboration that would last two decades.

    Aluf’s portrait of Taeuber-Arp depicts her under a veil and partially absconding behind one of her iconic Dada Heads. The image captures the multifarious aspects of Taeuber-Arp: performer, sculptor, painter and set designer, thereby commemorating her as the quintessential Dadaist.

    Another print of this image is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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THE ARC OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

Nic Aluf

Untitled (Sophie Taeubur-Arp behind Dada head)

1920
Gelatin silver print.
6 x 4 1/4 in. (15.2 x 10.8 cm).
'Nic Aluf Photo Zürich' credit blindstamp on the recto; titled, dated and annotated 'Retour à Marc Dachy' in ink in an unidentified hand on a Skira gallery label affixed to the verso.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

sold for $32,500

The Arc of Photography...

4 October 2011 6PM
New York