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Hans Breder

La Ventosa (Ana Mendieta), 1973

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
New York City
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La Ventosa (3 Photograph Set)
Hans Breder
German, 1935–2017
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A pioneer of interdisciplinarity in visual art, Hans Breder has spent his career working across media—and encouraging others to—producing performance-based, conceptual works that combine painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound, technology, and science. Trained classically as a painter in Germany, he moved to New York, where he created Constructivist-inspired sculptures to critical acclaim. In 1968, he founded the Intermedia Program at the University of Iowa, which he directed until 2000, and which was premised upon the unique exploration of what he defines as the “liminal” spaces between the arts, humanities, and sciences. Among Breder’s many well-known projects, which have been included in multiple Whitney Biennials, are his early “Body/Sculptures” photographic series (1969-73), featuring nude women (among them Ana Mendieta) holding mirrored plates that fracture their bodies surrealistically.

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About the work
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Photography
Signature
Sticker label
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
La Ventosa (3 Photograph Set)
Hans Breder
German, 1935–2017
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A pioneer of interdisciplinarity in visual art, Hans Breder has spent his career working across media—and encouraging others to—producing performance-based, conceptual works that combine painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound, technology, and science. Trained classically as a painter in Germany, he moved to New York, where he created Constructivist-inspired sculptures to critical acclaim. In 1968, he founded the Intermedia Program at the University of Iowa, which he directed until 2000, and which was premised upon the unique exploration of what he defines as the “liminal” spaces between the arts, humanities, and sciences. Among Breder’s many well-known projects, which have been included in multiple Whitney Biennials, are his early “Body/Sculptures” photographic series (1969-73), featuring nude women (among them Ana Mendieta) holding mirrored plates that fracture their bodies surrealistically.

Hans Breder

La Ventosa (Ana Mendieta), 1973

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
New York City
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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