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Lotte Jacobi 
Photogenic abstraction 
1946 (taken) 1970s (late, print) 
Platinum print 
20,5 x 25,5 cm 
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
Auction 104, 3 December 2014, 19th - 21st Century Photography, Lot: 4181 
Encouraged by Leo Katz, in the early 1940s Lotte Jacobi began experimenting with making photographs without a camera. It was Katz who coined the term "Photogenics" for these renditions of paths of light and for him these images were true "original" art objects, devoid of the reproducible nature of normal photographs. Jacobi's photogenics follow the new concepts in the visual arts of the time and were included in such avantgarde exhibitions as In and Out of Focus in 1948 and Abstraction in Photography in 1951, both at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in the second Subjektive Fotografie exhibition in 1954 in Saarbrücken.
Lit.: Marion Beckers/Elisabeth Moortgat. Atelier Lotte Jacobi - Berlin, New York. Berlin 1997. ill. pp. 191 - 192 (similar photogenics). 

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