Preparations for this exhibition have been ongoing ever since the Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation was established in 2002. Now it has been made possible by an acquisition and a donation of works: consisting of 70 Foundation-owned vintage prints, the exhibition focuses on the artist's first major series, titled Das Watt (1933–1936) – a project which ranks among the most outstanding accomplishments of 1930s Avantgarde Photography.
Photographer and film maker Alfred Ehrhardt (1901-1984) trained at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Das Watt formed the basis for the versatile artist's entire oeuvre, and is widely considered the crème de la crème of his photographic work – its artistic quality surpassing many of the Great Masters of the New Objectivity movement.
To complement the exhibition, a reprint of the series' original 1937 publication has also been released: Alfred Ehrhardt, Das Watt, Heinrich Ellermann Publishing. Available for 45 euros.
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