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Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "1" [encircled]; stamped verso, upper right, in blue ink: "RENGER-FOTO D. W. B. / JEDE REPRODUKTION / VERBOTEN"; inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: "Selbstportrait / im Auto Scheinwerfer"; verso, center, in graphite: "Renger-Patzsch im Spiegel unsres Auto- / scheinwefers / 1929/30"; verso, lower left, in graphite: "A A [?] / 3 [upside-down] / 21. RE 9-LORE [?]"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "P8804054 387"
Image/paper: 16.8 × 22.4 cm (6 5/8 × 8 7/8 in.)
The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Matthew S. Witkovsky et al., “The Art Institute of Chicago Field Guide to Photography and Media,” eds. Antawan I. Byrd, Elizabeth Siegel, and Carl Fuldner, pl. 252, p. 265 (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2023).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Joy Before the Object: The Photographs of Albert Renger-Patzsch,” July 24-September 26, 1993.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Photography on Display: Modern Treasures,” May 9–September 13, 2009.
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