1928, German Vintage gelatin silver print 11 x 9 inches (27.9 x 22.8 cm.) Signed, stamped, dated and titled verso
During the 1920s, Kesting was at the center of the avant-garde movement in Germany, where he befriended Kurt Schwitters and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Kesting’s interest in the photographic portrait began in 1930, and often resulted in bold experimentation (Photomontages, superimpositions and solarizations) that provided some of the strongest examples of German expressionist portraiture in photography. His work is informed by the “Sturm und Drang” of the period – the storm and stress of the political, economic, and social unrest in Germany.