German Dadaist Hannah Höch made her name as one of the originators of photomontage, a type of collage in which the pasted items are actual photographs, or photographic reproductions from the press and other media. ‘Life Portrait’ is her last extensive work, created in 1973. More than a visual autobiography, it is also the largest collage ever constructed by the artist, providing rare insights into her work and personality. Höch also ironically and poetically comments on the key political, social, and artistic events in her life. Reprinted here are 38 sections of the collage, selected by the artist. The book includes an introductory essay and accompanying texts by Alma-Elisa Kittner.
96 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 23 cm, hb, English