Hannelore Baron

Hannelore Baron
Collage of cut colored and printed papers and cloth with pen and ink on cloth.
7 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (19.4 x 20 cm)
Gift of Elise Boisanté and Mark Baron.
© Estate of Hannelore Baron; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Born in Germany, Hannelore Baron moved to the United States in 1941. Largely self-taught, she became known in the 1970s for her collages and box assemblages. In the tradition of Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Cornell she created poetic works out of found objects that bear traces of the passage of time. Characteristically delicate and poignant, her collages are made of old papers and worn pieces of fabric upon which she scrawled suggestions of human or animal forms as well as cryptic inscriptions reminiscent of ancient manuscripts. In this collage, a rudimentary figure with outstretched arms has been imprinted--using a copperplate created by Baron--on a pink sheet of paper. Its form is echoed in two vertical red lines at right and a horizontal scrap of red patterned cloth near the bottom evoking the decorative borders of medieval illuminated manuscripts.


Signed verso, "Hannelore Baron, 1977, C77049".

The artist; bequeathed to his son, Mark Baron.
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