Hannah Höch. Collage II (On Filet Ground) (Collage II [Auf Filetgrund]). c. 1925

Hannah Höch Collage II (On Filet Ground) (Collage II [Auf Filetgrund]) c. 1925

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Höch became familiar with knitting, crocheting, and embroidery while working as a designer in Berlin, creating handwork patterns for crafting magazines. Cut-and-pasted images met elements of the applied arts in her pieces, whether in the needlepoint diagram evoked in Collage II or the texture of thread suggested by the flower petals of Watched. In these works, Höch feminizes the Dada movement’s engagement with the everyday by pairing craft techniques, traditionally seen as women’s work, with the avant-garde strategy of photomontage—the cutting and recombining of mechanically reproduced images.

Cut-and-pasted printed and painted paper on printed paper
9 3/4 x 7 5/8" (24.5 x 19.2 cm)
Gift of the artist and of Rose Fried
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© 2021 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
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