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Bekker vom Rath Silk Scarf

140,00 

Limited Edition

Motif: Hanna Bekker vom Rath (1893-1983), Flowers in a Yellow Vase, 1928, Museum Kunst der Verlorenen Generation

© Archiv Hanna Bekker vom Rath 2021

Product dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
Material: 100 % Silk, Silk Print

Description

Our limited edition silk scarves are made of 100% Italian silk and printed with an artwork from the Böhme Collection. Measuring 120 x 120 cm, they can be styled in many creative ways. They are the perfect gift for any art lover or for yourself, of course!

The Motif

At a young age, Johanna, known as Hanna, received drawing and painting lessons from Marie Paquet-Steinhausen in her studio at the Städel in Frankfurt am Main. In 1921 she bought a house in Hofheim am Taunus that became known as the Blue House on account of its colour, and which later became a refuge for persecuted artists and intellectuals. Bekker vom Rath often travelled to Berlin and was interested in the art of the avant-garde. She built a studio adjoining her house in Hofheim, and many persecuted artists used it as a temporary working space in the 1930s. In 1928 she created the artwork “Flowers in a Yellow Vase“.

After the National Socialists assumed power in 1933, Bekker vom Rath remained in her Blue House in Hofheim. In 1934, she began working as a private art dealer in order to help artists denounced as “degenerate” to sell their works. She also became a patron and a collector herself. From 1940 to 1943, she invited people to secret exhibitions of “degenerate” artists in her studio apartment in Berlin, and also organised lectures and house concerts for all those who did not adhere to National Socialist ideology. After the war, in 1947, she opened the Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath in Frankfurt, which offered a forum to artists who had been persecuted under the National Socialist regime. In 1963, she was awarded the Plaque of Honour of the city of Frankfurt, and in 1964 was presented with the German Federal Cross of Merit.

Further information about the artist can be found in our collection catalogue “We haven’t seen each other for so long. Art of the Lost Generation. Böhme Collection“, which is available via our webshop.

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 35.3 × 25 × 2 cm