Photography in the GDR. Untitled, 1988. Photograph by York der KNOEFEL


Photography in the GDR. Untitled (self portrait with dead sheep), 1988. Photograph by York der KNOEFEL (Jörg Knöfel, 1962-2011 GER). Vintage gelatin silver print, hand-signed and numbered (9/30) on the reverse.

An original photograph from the portfolio „ADREI - Aspekte aktueller DDR-Fotografie“, Karl-Marx-Stadt 1989.


Paper size: 30.5 x 40 cm

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Condition: Almost perfect. Minimal imperfections of sheet margins

Artist and oeuvre: See website of the photographer and installation artist. York der Knöfel was an important personality in the autonomous underground art scene of the GDR. Artwork by Knoefel has also been shown in the exhibition „Gegenstimmen“ (Voices of Dissent) at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (2016) as well as in the 2012 exhibition „Geschlossene Gesellschaft - Künstlerische Fotografie in der DDR 1949-1989“ at Berlinische Galerie. Slaughterhouse sceneries and photographs of dead animals were central to the work of York der Knoefel.


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