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Eugene V. Harris 
Poster of the exhibition "Family of Man," Städtische Galerie, München, Germany 
1955 
  
Poster 
Galerie für Moderne Kunst und Plakatkunst 
 
LL/103730 
  
Description, Galerie für Moderne Kunst und Plakatkunst, Cologne, Germany
(Accessed: 23 August 2020)
 
Poster of the exhibition Family of Man
Städtische Galerie, München, Germany.
Title: Wir Alle - The Family of Man
Photo: Eugene V. Harris, 1955 original design (together with Felix Müller) colour offset 84 cm x 60 cm
 
The photography exhibition 'The Family of Man' was composed 1951 by Edward Steichen for the MOMA in New York. 503 photos were shown in the year 1955.
 
The exhibition arrived in 68 countries. It should be the most successful exhibition of photos ever held. Concerning the financing of the exhibition and its position in the Cold War and the era of atom bomb look at Sandeen, 1995, p. 42 f. and 100 ff. It was declared by UNESCO to World Heritage Site, today it's in in Luxemburg.
 
The motif "Peruvian flute player" has been chosen by Edward Steichen. It seemed to be "lighthearted" and punctuate the sentence: "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." The photographer Eugene V. Harris came to Steichen to report on the death of his collegue Werner Bischoff. Harris and Bischof "had been photographing in Peru when Bischof died by an automobile accident. Harris brought with him some of his own work from South America, including the photograph of the flute player." Look at Sandeen, 1995, p.45.
 
Karl Oskar Blase, pathbreaking German graphic artist, studies in graphic and painting in Wuppertal (Germany), art director (together with Felix Müller) of the 'Amerikahäuser' in Germany (1952-1958), professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (1966-1992), corporate design (poster, catalogue and partly logo) for the documenta 4,5,6,8, design of more than 50 stamps for the German Post (1955-1988), managing board Kasseler Kunstverein (Germany), he designed numerous posters for exhibitions and institutions (e.g. Atlas Film-Verleih, Staatstheater Kassel, 'form' - Zeitschrift für Gestaltung) and also functional design patterns (e.g. 'Falke Strümpfe', cutlery 'mono'), lives and works in Kassel, Germany 
 

 
  
 
  
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