grey-peach wash on bottom of ground, with touches of peach and yellow at bottom center; six applied rectangles of various sizes and orientations at center, including vertical strips of cloth (maroon and blue stripes beneath dirty cream-colored cloth) at center top; grey abstract splotchy imagery at left on largest rectangle (standing figure?); thin lines in sketchy letter-like configurations at bottom center, on applied rectangle in ULQ in reddish-black and on soiled blue and white striped fabric at left center; rectangle of red with white scratches circular design at center bottom

© The Estate of Hannelore Baron

Untitled, 1981

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Hannelore Baron was an internationally recognized German modern artist acclaimed for her highly evocative mixed-media work in collage and assemblage. Born in 1926 to Jewish parents, she and her family endured significant hardships in the 1930s under Germany’s oppressive Nazi regime. Along with her family, she immigrated to America in 1941. Her work is a reaction to her humanistic concerns which, while they have their origins in the hardships endured as an adolescent in Germany in the 1930’s, dealt with current issues. The collages are paper and frayed cloth with drawing, at times containing her printed images, stitching, creasing and tearing. Her assemblages often incorporated her collages, found objects, wood, paint, strings, and the like.

Details
Title
Untitled
Artist Life
American (born Germany), 1926–1987
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.120.7
Provenance
First Bank, Minneapolis; (Weinstein Gallery , Minneapolis); Mary and Robert Mersky, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2015.
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grey-peach wash on bottom of ground, with touches of peach and yellow at bottom center; six applied rectangles of various sizes and orientations at center, including vertical strips of cloth (maroon and blue stripes beneath dirty cream-colored cloth) at center top; grey abstract splotchy imagery at left on largest rectangle (standing figure?); thin lines in sketchy letter-like configurations at bottom center, on applied rectangle in ULQ in reddish-black and on soiled blue and white striped fabric at left center; rectangle of red with white scratches circular design at center bottom

© The Estate of Hannelore Baron

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