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Gelatin silver print
43 x 57 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
19th – 21st Century Photography, 8 December 2021, Lot: 4116
The ruin part of the image was taken after the April 14, 1945 bombing of Potsdam. Max Baur made a double exposure using an image of the ruins of the Fortuna Portal with the Nikolaikirche in the background. This is most likely a unique image as other variants show a cropped version. – Minimal oxidation mirroring in edges, otherwise in near excellent condition.
Lit.: Jutta Götzmann/Judith Granzow/Anja Tack (eds.). Potsdam, ein Paradies für meine Kamera. Max Baur. Fotografie. Berlin 2018, ill. plate 62 (variant).
Münchner Stadtmuseum - Neuerwerbungen 1961-1991 (exhibition catalogue), Munich 1991, ill. p. 64.