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Albert Renger-Patzsch 
Blühender Kaktus (Cactaceae Echinocactus capricornis minor) 
1920s (early, taken) 1930-1932 (print) 
Gelatin silver print 
12 x 17.2 cm (image) 13 x 18.1 cm (mat) 
Van Ham Fine Art Auctions 
Auction, Photography, 9 December 2011, Sale: 307, Lot: 1626 
Lazlo Moholy-Nagy. Malerei, Fotografie, Film. Köthen: Druckhaus Köthen, 1927. fig. plate 41 p. 88 (there with annotation: Foto: Renger-Patzsch, Auriga Verlag)
Notes from the auction house:
The first person to draw attention to Albert Renger-Patzsch was Carl Georg Heise. He was director of the Museen fur Kunst -und Kulturgeschichte zu Lubeck since 1921, and was ousted from office in 1933 by the Nazis. After the Second World War the director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle - who published "Die Welt ist schön. Einhundert photographische Aufnahmen von Albert Renger-Patzsch" in 1928. Due to his interest in contemporary art he was one of the first to include modern photography in the museum's stock. Heise's wife Hildegard, a photographer, was one of the few students of Renger-Patzsch. As early as 1921 Heise and Fritz von Borries met in Lubeck and became close friends. Fritz von Borries was a lawyer with the private "Lubeck-Buchener Eisenbahn" and committed himself to contemporary art, in particular to modern music. As a passionate collector he also acquired quite a few photos by Albert Renger-Patzsch, whom he had met in person through C.G. Heise. 

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