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Evelyn Hofer

Saul Steinberg brought the photo of himself as a little boy with him; he had it made expressly for that purpose. Taking him by the hand like that was completely natural for him. The expression came about all by itself, I didn't need to tell him anything. The picture is very moving. It was his idea. It was in Long Island in his studio, and the carpet was already there. The red is very nice. He stands in the middle of the carpet, very symmetrical. Symmetry is quite important to me. For example, the fact that he is standing there in the middle; I don't know where I would have put him otherwise. If I had placed him somewhere else, the composition wouldn't have been symmetrical, the carpet would have been crooked. Today I wonder if I should have first removed that white piece of paper there. But it's best if you don't change too much, as long as there are not too many mistakes. As soon as you start arranging things, the moment is past.
Evelyn Hofer in: Breidenbach, Susanne (Publ.): Evelyn Hofer. Göttingen 2004. S. 178.
Dye Transfers
Andy Warhol, New York, 1965, 41,8 x 33,4 cm (50,5 x 40 cm)
Saul Steinberg, with himself as a little Boy, Long Island, 1978, 34,4 x 26 cm (43 x 35 cm)
Balthus, Switzerland, 1989, 44,5 x 35,5 cm (57,5 x 48,5 cm)
gelatin silver prints, paper size (approx. 50,2 x 40,2 cm)
Andy Warhol, New York, 1965, 37 x 29 cm
Saul Steinberg with Micky Mouse T-Shirt, Long Island, 1978, 37,2 x 29,1 cm
Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris, 1967, 37,2 x 29,4 cm
each Dye Transfers, 35,5 x 27,5 (50 x 40,5 cm)
Mikel Lekuona, Northern Basque Region, 1979
Xavier Haritschelhar, Northern Basque Region, 1980
Timoteo Plaza, Southern Basque Region, 1980
Dye Transfers
Isabella, 1969, 36 x 29 cm (44 x 37,5 cm)
Luis Barragan, Mexico, 1983, 42,5 x 32,5 cm (50,5 x 40,5 cm)
each gelatin silver prints, 1991, (50,5 x 40,5 cm)
Emma and Aldo Pool, Farmers, Soglio, 44,2 x 35,5 cm
Petra Willy, Soglio, 37,8 x 30,2 cm
Clara Salis, Soglio, 1991, 37,8 x 30,2 cm