In the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, London’s Atlas Gallery hosts Florence Henri: Reflecting Bauhaus, celebrating one of France’s leading New Vision practitioners who skewed reality with experimental images.
Though popular in the 1920s and 30s, Henri’s output was forgotten until it resurfaced in the mid-70s. Today many of her works appear in major museum exhibition (recently at the MoMA, the Centre Pompidou and the Tate) but it is the first time in many years that such a large body of the artist’s work has been available for sale.
The Marylebone gallery’s show, which runs until May 18, includes a selection of her paintings as well as her photographs and prices range from £3000-37,000.
Henri trained as a painter under Fernand Léger before studying under Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky at the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1924. She enrolled in the school of art, design and architecture in Dessau in 1927, turning solely to photography.
In this medium she completed portraits of her artists friends including Jean Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Kandinsky and Léger.