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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Otto Steinert, German (Saarbrücken, Germany 1915 - 1978 Essen, Germany)
Streetlights on Place de la Concorde 3
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Lampen der Place de la Concorde 3
Alternate Title: Luminogramm 2
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Gelatin silver print
Gelatin silver print
image: 24.1 x 34 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/8 in.)
sheet: 24.6 x 34.6 cm (9 11/16 x 13 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, c., blue ink: FOTO U. COPYRIGHT // PROF. DR. OTTO STEINERT [underlined in red pencil] // ESSEN - BREDENEY // GRAF - BERNADOTTE-STR. 27
  • inscription: verso, c., black ink, in artist's hand: - Luminogram - // 1952
  • inscription: verso, u.r., black ink, in artist's hand: [arrow pointing upward] Bittle den schwarzen // Rond mit klischieren
  • inscription: verso, u.r., graphite: Camera 10 [underlined] // OFFSET
  • inscription: verso, c., graphite,: Bildbreite 18,7 cm [underlined]
  • inscription: verso, c., graphite: 22 [encircled]
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: CKE 97 T
  • inscription: verso, l.c., graphite: 80/05 006
The Cultural Council in the Federation of German Industry, gift; Harvard University Art Museums, 1991
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of The Cultural Council in the Federation of German Industry
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 98, ill.

Otto Steinert, Der Fotograf Otto Steinert, exh. cat., ed. Ute Eskildsen, Steidl (Göttingen, 1999), p. 102

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 62

John J. Curley, A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2013), pp. 31-32, fig. 15, ill.

Lynette Roth, Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2018), pp. 403-405, cat. no. 59.2, ill. (b/w)

Exhibition History

Aspects of Art in West Germany, 1945-1965, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 08/22/1992 - 10/18/1992

Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/09/2018 - 06/03/2018

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