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!
Herbert Behrens-Hangeler, born as Herbert Behrens, was enthusiastic about Dadaism at an early age. In 1920 he was a co-founder of the artist group Der Wurf, a student of Lovis Corinth among others, and studied music as well as painting. In 1921 he joined the November Group. Until 1933, he exhibited internationally and was a co-founder of the Selection group. With the seizure of power by the National Socialists in 1933, he was deemed degenerate. The painter Wolfgang Willrich published an inflammatory book in 1937 entitled “Säuberung des Kunsttempels” in which he denounced 174 artists, including Behrens-Hangeler. He went into hiding in the Rhineland. From 1949 to 1963 he taught at the Berlin-Weißensee School of Art. But he was attacked in the GDR for making “formalist art” and compelled to go into inner emigration. He no longer participated in state exhibitions. From 1949 onwards he taught painting and colour theory at the Academy of Applied Art in Berlin-Weissensee.
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.