Front view
Inv. No.S-0667
ArtistAlbert Renger-Patzschborn 1897 in Würzburg, Germanydied 1966 in Wamel, Germany

"Straße in Oberhausen, Ruhrgebiet"

Edition Galerie Wilde, Köln
Year1932 / 1977 (Galerie Wilde, Köln)

gelatin silver print

Dimensions25 x 18 cm

titled, dated, numbered, signed by gallery owner (pencil), gallery-stamp on verso


Renger-Patzsch was captivated by striped in this photograph. In addition to the balanced composition of the row of houses with a firewall, the fence, a street lamp and the church tower, exactly these stripes dominate the picture: the road with its ruts, the shadows crossing them, the fence with its pickets and a broad, bright stripe in the middle of the fire wall. The synergy of all these elements gives the picture a surreal touch.
(Fritz Simak)

S-0667, "Straße in Oberhausen, Ruhrgebiet"
Albert Renger-Patzsch, "Straße in Oberhausen, Ruhrgebiet", 1932
S-0667, Front view
© Albert Renger Patzsch Archiv / Ann u. Jürgen Wilde, Köln / Bildrecht Wien
S-0667, Back view
Albert Renger-Patzsch, "Straße in Oberhausen, Ruhrgebiet", 1932
S-0667, Back view