Hannah Höch: A Dadaist Marilyn

The German Dada artist, Hannah Höch, is the subject of a retrospective exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery (on display from January 15th – March 23rd.) One of her late photo-montages, ‘Kleine Sonne’ (‘Little Sun’, 1969) depicts the grinning mouth of Marilyn Monroe hovering beside a fish’s eye.

Her source may have been Richard Avedon‘s 1959 photo of Marilyn which graced the cover of Life magazine. You can read more about Hannah Höch in today’s Guardian.

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