ASPECTS OF COLOR

A History of Color in Photography from Pictoralism to Contemporary

EXHIBITION Apr 30 — Jun 4, 2011

GÖTZ DIERGARTEN (*1972)

o.T. 1 (Broadstairs - Joss Bay), 2003

c-print/ diasec

75 x 100 cm

© Götz Diergarten / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JOEL MEYEROWITZ (*1938)

Cold storage beach, Truro, 1976

archival pigment print

46,8 x 59,7 cm

© Joel Meyerowitz / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

VERNACULAR

Untitled (Girl with her dolls), ca. 1980

colour print, printed ca. 1980

7,6 x 7,6 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

VERNACULAR (German)

Untitled (Gestikulierende Frau), ca. 1980

c-print, printed ca. 1980

7 x 10 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

VERNACULAR (American)

Untitled (Disney Land), 1973

c-print, printed ca. 1973

ca. 8 x 8 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

STEPHEN SHORE (*1947)

Lookout Hotel, Ogunquit, Maine, July 16, 1974, 1974

c-print, contact print, printed ca. 1974-1976

20,2 x 25,4 cm

© Stephen Shore / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ARTHUR SIEGEL (1913–1978)

The Clown, 1951

dye-transfer print, mounted, printed ca. 1951

25,8 x 20,6 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

STEPHEN SHORE (*1947)

Room 12, Harbor View Motel, Kenora, Ontario, August 15, 1974, 1974

c-print, contact print, printed 1974-1976

20,2x 25,3 cm

© Stephen Shore / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HY HIRSH (1911–1961)

Untitled (Color Abstraction), ca. 1950

c-print, Ansco Printon process, printed ca. 1950

25 x 20 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HY HIRSH (1911–1961)

Untitled (Color abstraction), ca. 1950

c-print, Ansco Printon process, printed ca. 1950

20 x 25 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY (1895–1946)

Untitled, 1939

c-print, printed later

22,6 x 34,4 cm

© Hattula Moholy-Nagy; VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HY HIRSH (1911–1961)

Untitled (Color abstraction), ca. 1950

c-print, Ansco Printon process, printed ca. 1950

19,9 x 25,1 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HY HIRSH (1911–1961)

Untitled (Color abstraction), ca. 1950

c-print, Ansco Printon process, printed ca. 1950

20 x 25,1 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JITKA HANZLOVÁ (*1958)

Untitled (Nord/Süd-Birken), 1998, from the series 'HIER', 1998

c-print, printed 2010

30,1 x 20,2 cm

© Jitka Hanzlová; VG Bild-Kunst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JOACHIM BROHM (*1955)

Areal 1992-10-26, 1992 / 1992-2002

c-print

30,4 x 20,3 cm

© Joachim Brohm; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JAROSLAV KRUPKA (1884–1947)

Untitled (Landscape, Village), 1918

bromoil transfer print, printed ca. 1918

19,5 x 27 cm

© Daniela Zobalova / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

VERNACULAR (American)

Untitled (Khakifrüchte am Baum), 1971

colour print, printed ca. 1971

11,8 x 7,9 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RICHARD MISRACH (*1947)

Desert Fire #1 / Burning Palms, 1983

colour print, printed ca. 1983

ca. 40 x 50 cm

© Richard Misrach / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY (1895–1946)

Three shots of traffic lights, 1936-1946

c-print, printed later

22,6 x 34,7 cm

© Hattula Moholy-Nagy; VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (*1936)

Untitled (Kranz am Grabmal), 1977

colour contact print, printed ca. 1977

20,5 x 25,5 cm

© 2018 William Christenberry / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (*1936)

Untitled (Kranz am Grabmal), 1977

colour contact print, printed ca. 1977

20,5 x 25,5 cm

© 2018 William Christenberry / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ELIOT PORTER (1901–1990)

Blackberries, Maine, 1954

dye-transfer print, mounted, printed ca. 1954

27,7 x 21,4 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

WILLIAM EGGLESTON (*1939)

Untitled (Sea Roses), n.d.

colour print

25,8 x 38,1 cm

© William Eggleston / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JAROSLAV RÖSSLER (1902–1990)

System Carbro (Flowers), 1935-39

carbro color print, printed ca. 1935-39

18,9 x 13,9 cm

© Sylva Vitova-Roesslerova / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

LA Night #9, 2002

c-print/ diasec

121 x 166 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY (1895–1946)

Untitled (Sea Roses), 1939-1946

c-print, printed later

22,8 x 34,4 cm

© Hattula Moholy-Nagy; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HARRY CALLAHAN (1912–1999)

Atlanta, 1984

dye-transfer print, printed ca. 1984

24,2 x 36,6 cm

© The Estate of Harry Callahan / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

WILLIAM EGGLESTON (*1939)

Untitled (7 UP), ca. 1980

dye transfer print, printed ca. 1980s

25,8 x 38,1 cm

© William Eggleston / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HARRY CALLAHAN (1912–1999)

Kansas City, 1981

dye-transfer print, printed ca. 1981

24,2 x 36,5 cm

© The Estate of Harry Callahan / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JANOS FRECOT (*1937)

Bahnbogen 13/14 Gleisdreieck, Berlin, 1964-65

c-print, printed 1964-65

23 x 29,5 cm

© Janos Frecot / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HEINRICH KÜHN (1866–1944)

Sheep in the Campagna, 1899

green gum print

54 x 72,2 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JOACHIM BROHM (*1955)

Essen, from the series 'Ruhr', 1983

c-print, printed 2006

22,3 x 27,2 cm

© Joachim Brohm; VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JOACHIM BROHM (*1955)

Essen, from the series 'Ruhr', 1982

c-print, printed later

22,1 x 27,1 cm

© Joachim Brohm; VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANDREAS GURSKY (*1955)

Fussballspieler, Liège / soccer players, Liège, 1984

c-print, mounted, framed, printed ca. 1984

30,5 x 50 cm

© Andreas Gursky; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

STEPHEN SHORE (*1947)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1978

c-print, printed 1981

20,2 x 25 cm

© Stephen Shore / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

STEPHEN SHORE (*1947)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1978

c-print, printed ca. 1978

20,2 x 25,4 cm

© Stephen Shore / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

Renée, Hollywood, 1997

color Polaroid print, printed 1997

9,1 x 7,3 cm

© Helmut Newton Estate; Maconochie Photography / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

Untitled (Nadja Auermann for Blumarine campaign, Monte Car, 1994

color Polaroid print, printed 1994

7,3 x 9 cm

© Helmut Newton Estate; Maconochie Photography / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

Stern Magazine (Nadja Auermann), 1994

color Polaroid print, printed 1994

9,4 x 7,2 cm

© Helmut Newton Estate; Maconochie Photography / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

Stern Magazine (Nadja Auermann), 1994

color Polaroid print, printed 1994

9,4 x 7,2 cm

© Helmut Newton Estate; Maconochie Photography / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

Olympus Publicity Campaign, 1979

color Polaroid print, printed 1979

9,4 x 7,2 cm

© Helmut Newton Estate; Maconochie Photography / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

MARVIN NEWMAN (*1927)

Untitled, 1953

archival pigment print, printed 2000-2010

31,6 x 47 cm

© Marvin Newman / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

MARVIN NEWMAN (*1927)

Untitled, 1953

archival pigment print, printed 2000-2010

31,6 x 47,1 cm

© Marvin Newman / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

FRED HERZOG (*1930)

Lucy/Georgia, 1963

inkjet print, printed 2006

30,5 x 45,2 cm

© Fred Herzog / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

FRED HERZOG (*1930)

Family, 1967

inkjet print, printed 2008

45,7 x 30,5 cm

© Fred Herzog / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

NEAL SLAVIN (*1941)

Channel Swimming Association, Dover, Kent, 1984/2002

lambda c-print

140 x 120 cm

© Neal Slavin / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (*1936)

Green warehouse, Newbern, Alabama, 1973

Brownie pigment print, printed 2009

8,2 x 12,6 cm

© 2018 William Christenberry / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (*1936)

Green warehouse, Newbern, Alabama, 1984

digital pigment print, printed 2008

16,8 x 25,3 cm

© 2018 William Christenberry / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (*1936)

Green warehouse, Newbern, Alabama, 1978

Brownie pigment print, printed 2009

8,7 x 12,6 cm

© 2018 William Christenberry / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GÖTZ DIERGARTEN (*1972)

o.T. 2 (Whitstable - Tankerton), 2004

c-print/ diasec

75 x 100 cm

© Götz Diergarten; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GÖTZ DIERGARTEN (*1972)

o.T. 6 (Whitstable - Tankerton), 2004

c-print/ diasec

75 x 100 cm

© Götz Diergarten; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GÖTZ DIERGARTEN (*1972)

o.T. 5 (Whitstable - Tankerton), 2004

c-print/ diasec

75 x 100 cm

© Götz Diergarten; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GÖTZ DIERGARTEN (*1972)

o.T. 9 (Whitstable - Tankerton), 2004

c-print/ diasec

75 x 100 cm

© Götz Diergarten; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

LUDWIG WINDSTOSSER (1921–1983)

Untitled (Steel plant), 1950s

c-print, printed ca. 1950s

28,9 x 23,3 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

LUDWIG WINDSTOSSER (1921–1983)

Untitled (Industrie), ca. 1960

colour print

25,8 x 38,1 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ARNOLD NEWMAN (1918–2006)

Red brick wall, New York, NY, 1948

c-print, printed later

35,8 cm x 46,5 cm

© The Estate of Arnold Newman; Getty Images / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

In its Gallery Weekend Berlin 2011 exhibition Aspects of Color. A History of Color in Photography from Pictorialism to Contemporary, Kicken Berlin will show selected works of twentieth-century color photography, from Heinrich Kühn to Paul Outerbridge, Saul Leiter, Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, contemporaries Alfred Seiland and Joachim Brohm, as well as Götz Diergarten and Jitka Hanzlová. A wide spectrum of technology – from Autochrome processes, carbro color prints, Kodachrome, and dye transfers to analog and digital C-prints – reflects the various developments of color in photography throughout the century. The show also represents Kicken Berlin’s longtime dedication to making the medium of color photography accessible, a commitment that began with images by Stephan Shore in 1975.
Color was always considered a challenge for photography, long before the scandal erupted around William Eggleston’s pathbreaking 1976 exhibition Color Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Heinrich Kühn, one of the central figures in international Pictorialist photography around 1900, used the Autochrome plate to create intense tones rich in contrast and to convey his artistic visions. Paul Outerbridge significantly developed the carbro color process with lightfast pigments between 1930 and 1940. His nudes and still lifes possess suggestive tonal depth and feel. Works by Czech avant-garde pioneer Jaroslav Rössler provide European examples of carbro prints also dating to the 1930s.
William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, and Joel Meyerowitz, proponents of the American New Color Photography movement, lent the medium important momentum in the 1970s. The vocabulary of everyday images in saturated color has influenced European artists such as Alfred Seiland and Joachim Brohm since the early 1980s. Today’s generation of color photographers has mastered the visual syntax of color both confidently and subtly, a talent manifested in the striking urban architecture of Becher School-graduate Götz Diergarten and the portraits and urban landscapes by Jitka Hanzlová.