The New York Times Review of Elisabeth Hase: An Independent Vision

Art Once Hidden From Hitler, Now on View
The New York Times | Art Review
Vicki Goldberg | March 31, 2016

A woman out shopping has fallen — splat! — onto her face on a stairway, hat still primly on head, stocking seams properly straight, purse and one shoe gone astray. She is armored for a foray in search of department store bounty but this photograph is not a decisive moment. It is a bit of role-playing, a self-portrait in disguise, by Elisabeth Hase, a German photographer (1905-1991) who wore shirts and sometimes ties rather than heels and hats and looked down on women trapped in such decorum.

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