This week’s image comes from Grete Stern. Stern is currently showing as part of MOMA’s just-opened exhibition ‘From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola’. This is the first major exhibition to focus on these two leading figures of avant-garde photography. “The exhibition begins in the late 1920s with each artist’s initial forays into photography and typographic design. In Berlin in 1927, Stern began taking private classes with Walter Peterhans, who was soon to become head of photography at the Bauhaus” says MOMA.

 Stern’s work is surreal, strange and delightful. Dream 28 shows a reptile creature sex-pesting a cute 1950’s debutant – she seems both horrified and intrigued by the situation she find herself in. 

Grete Stern, Dream 28, 1951 (printed 1995). © Grete Stern, Courtesy of Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York

Grete Stern, Dream 28, 1951 (printed 1995). © Grete Stern, Courtesy of Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York

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AuthorSacha Waldron