Lothar Wolleh was a German photographer.
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Lothar Wolleh Index

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Abakanowicz, Magdalena

(20 June 1930–20 April 2017) was a Polish sculptor and textile artist. Lothar Wolleh portrayed her in her Warsaw studio, in 1968–1969

Agam

(born Yaacov Agam, 11 May 1928) is an Israeli artist. In 1955, Agam took part in the exhibition ‘Le Mouvement’ at Galerie Denise René in Paris, the first international exhibition of kinetic art. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Agam on several occasions.

Alechinsky, Pierre

(19 October 1927) is a Belgian painter and writer and was Belgium’s main representative of the international CoBrA movemen

Arman

(born Armand Fernandez, 17 November 1928–22 October 2005) was a French-born American artist and co-founder of the Nouveau Réalisme movement. Arman is included in Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

Armando

(born Herman Dirk van Dodeweerd, 18 September 1929–1 July 2018) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, poet and writer. As a member of the Dutch Nul Group (1961–1965), he was closely connected to the international ZERO-movement. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Armando in 1969.

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Baselitz, Georg

(born Hans-Georg Kern, 23 January 1938) is a German painter, sculptor and graphic artist, well known for his figurative, expressive paintings. Among Wolleh’s portraits of Baselitz are also double portraits with Blinky Palermo.

Baumüller, Heinz

(19 August 1950) is an Austrian sculptor, graphic artist and performance artist who lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Beuys, Joseph

(12 May 1921–23 January 1986) was a German sculptor, painter, installation and performance artist. Wolleh photographed the performance Filz TV (1970), and the installation of Beuys’ exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (1971). The artists jointly conceived the Unterwasserbuch (1971), selected photographs from Stockholm presented in a water filled tub.

Bill, Max

(22 December 1908–9 December 1994) was a Swiss architect, graphic designer, painter, sculptor and writer.

Bleeker, Bernhard

(16 June 1881–11 May 1968) was a German sculptor.

Bogart, Bram

(born Abraham van den Boogaart, 12 July–2 May 2012) was a Dutch-born Belgian matter painter, sculptor and ceramist. Lothar Wolleh photographed Bogart, his studio and exhibitions on several occasions.

Bonalumi, Agostino

(10 July 1935–18 September 2013) was an Italian painter and sculptor, best-known for his ‘pittura-oggetti’, three-dimensional ‘painting-objects’. Lothar Wolleh photographed Bonalumi, his studio and exhibitions on several occasions.

Brunsz, Artur

(1929) is a Polish painter and sculptor. In 1976, Brunsz cooperated with German artist Günther Uecker, a close friend of Lothar Wolleh, in the set design of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal, performed at the Staatsoper Stuttgart.


Bryen, Camille

(born Camille Briand, 17 September 1907–8 May 1977) was a poet and French painter of the Nouvelle École de Paris. During the second half of the 1950s, Bryen gained recognition as a prominent representative of French Tachism.

Bury, Pol

(26. April 1922-28. September 2005) war ein belgischer Maler und Bildhauer und ein Pionier der kinetischen Kunst. In den 1960er Jahren stellte Bury häufig im Rahmen der internationalen ZERO-Bewegung aus. Lothar Wolleh fotografierte mehrfach Bury, sein Atelier und seine Arbeit.

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Camaro, Alexander

(4. August 1930-1. Dezember 2017) war ein italienischer Maler und Installationskünstler. Bekannt wurde er durch seine „Superficie“, seine geformten Leinwände. Lothar Wolleh porträtierte Castellani in seinem Atelier im italienischen Celleno.

Castellani, Enrico

(4. August 1930-1. Dezember 2017) war ein italienischer Maler und Installationskünstler. Bekannt wurde er durch seine „Superficie“, seine geformten Leinwände. Lothar Wolleh porträtierte Castellani in seinem Atelier im italienischen Celleno.

Ceroli, Mario (1938)

(1938), ist ein italienischer Bildhauer, der vor allem für seine seit Ende der 1950er Jahre entstandenen hölzernen Silhouettenskulpturen bekannt ist. Cerolis Werke lassen sich mit der frühen italienischen Pop Art und Arte Povera verbinden. Ceroli war ein enger Freund des Künstlers Agostino Bonalumi, von dem Wolleh umfangreiche Fotoserien anfertigte.

César

(geb. Cécar Baldaccini, 1. Januar 1921 - 6. Dezember 1998) war ein französischer Bildhauer und Mitbegründer des Nouveau Réalisme, der für seine „Kompressionsskulpturen“ von Autowracks bekannt ist. César ist in Lothar Wollehs NR (1970 – ‘71) enthalten, dem Konzept für ein fotografisches Folio mit grafischen Werken der Nouveaux Réalistes.

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Delaunay-Terk

(14 November 1885–5 December 1979) was a Russian-French painter and designer, married to the French painter Robert Delaunay.

Deschamps, Gérard

(1937) is a French artist and former member of the Nouveau Réalistes. Best-known are Deschamps collages and ‘shaped canvases’, made with rags and textiles.

Dierkes, Paul

(4 August 1907–25 march 1968) was a German sculptor and graphic artist.

Domela, César

(born César Domela Nieuwenhuis, 15 January 1900–30 December 1992) was a Dutch sculptor, painter, photographer and typographer, and a key member of the De Stijl movement.

Döring, Wolfgang

(31 march 1934) is a German architect.

Dufrêne, François

(21 September 1930–12 December 1982) was a French artist and co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme, best-known for his ‘décollages’, reusing posters and industrial printing. Dufrêne is included in Lothar Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

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Erben, Ulrich

(26 March 1940) is a German painter, best­-known for his monochrome white works, since 1968, and his abstract geometric paintings.

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Filliou, Robert

(17 January 1926–2 December 1987) was a French artist associated with the international Fluxus movement. Filliou moved to Düsseldorf in 1967, where he was a central figure in the Fluxus scene.

Fontana, Lucio

(19 February 1899–7 September 1968) was an Argentinian-Italian painter, sculptor and installation artist, famous for his ‘buchi’ (punctures) and ‘tagli’ (cuts). Fontana was a central figure in the international ZERO-movement. Lothar Wolleh visited Fontana’s studio in Milan since 1963 on several occasions.

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Gentils, Vic (Victor)

(19 April 1919–27 February 1997) was a Belgian painter and sculptor, and co-founder of Antwerp artists space G58-Hessenhuis, where many artists from ZERO-circles exhibited.

Gerstner, Karl

(2 July 1930–1 January 2017) was a Swiss graphic designer and representative of the design collective ‘Schweizer Typografie’. Gerstner is included in Lothar Wolleh’s Art Scene Düsseldorf 1 (1972), a photographic folio with multiples and graphic works of contributing artists.

Girowski, Stefan

(21 May 1925) is a Polish concrete painter and representative of the post-war Polish avant-garde. Lothar Wolleh photographed Girowsky in 1977, during his travels to Poland.

Göbel, Renate

(1934) is a German artist, best-known for her drawings and sculptures of human figures in papier-mâché and polyester.

Grabowski, Jerzy

(26 September 1933–2004) was a Polish painter and graphic artist.

Graubner, Gotthard

(13 June 1930–24 May 2013) was a German painter and object artist, associated with the international ZERO-movement. Graubner is included in Lothar Wolleh’s Art Scene Düsseldorf 1 (1971), a photographic folio with multiples and graphic works of contributing artists.

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Hains, Raymond

(9 November 1926–28 October 2005) was a French painter and sculptor and co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme. Hains was best-known for his ‘décollages’, reusing posters. Hains is included in Lothar Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

Hajek-Halke, Heinz

(1 December 1898–11 May 1983) was a German avant-garde photographer known for his innovative photo experiments, such as multiple exposures, the ‘sandwich technique’ of combining several negatives for one print, and photo and text montage.

Hansen, Al

(5 October 1927–22 June 1995) was a Norwegian born American artist associated with the international Fluxus movement. Hansen is best­-known for his performances and happenings, and for his collages using trash and waste materials.

Heerich, Erwin

(5 October 1927–22 June 1995) was a Norwegian born American artist associated with the international Fluxus movement. Hansen is best­-known for his performances and happenings, and for his collages using trash and waste materials.

Heiliger, Bernhard

(11 November 1915–25 October 1995) was a German sculptor, best-known for his small-size sculptures. Heiliger represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1956, and participated three times in the documenta in Kassel, in 1955, 1959 and 1964.

Henderikse, Jan

(22 January 1937) is a Dutch artist, best-known for his assemblages of everyday objects, installations and ready-mades. As a member of the Dutch Nul Group (1961–1965), he was closely connected to the international ZERO-movement.

Hendriks, Geoffrey

(30 July 1931–12 May 2018) was an American artist, associated with the international Fluxus movement.

Hilmar, Jiří

(28 May 1937) is a Czech artist, best-known for his concrete reliefs and paintings. Hilmar lives and works in Germany since 1967. Since 1974, Hilmar was a prominent member of the ‘Künstlersiedlung Halfmannshof’ in Gelsenkirchen.

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Iannone, Dorothy

(Boston, 1933) is an American visual artist, best-known for her autobiographical paintings, films and writings. Iannone is Dieter Roth’s partner and currently lives and works in Berlin.

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Jäggli, Magrit

(26 July 1941–14 July 2003), was a Swiss figurative painter, best-known for her ‘Spiegelbilder’, in which portraits were depicted as mirror reflections.

Jaenisch, Hans

(19 May 1907–6 June 1989) was a German painter and water-colourist. During the years 1953–1967, Jaenisch was a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Berlin.

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Kaprow, Allen

(23 August 1927–5 April 2006) was an American painter, assemblage artist and performance artist. During the late 1950s and the 1960s Kaprow developed the concept and theory of the ‘environment’ and the ‘happening’. Lothar Wolleh documented several of Kaprow’s performances.

Kienholz, Edward

(23 October 1927–10 June 1994) was an American artist known for his found-object assemblages and large-scale installations he referred to as ‘tableaux’.

Klapheck, Konrad

(10 February 1935) is a German painter, graphic artist, art critic and theorist. Klapheck is included in Lothar Wolleh’s Art Scene Düsseldorf 1 (1971), a photographic folio with multiples and graphic works of contributing artists.

Kolář, Jiří

(24 September 1914–11 August 2002) was a Czech poet, visual artist and political activist. Lothar Wolleh photographed Kolář in front of the Gedächtniskirche, in Berlin.

Kotik, Jan

(4 January 1916–23 March 2002) was a Czech painter and collagist.

Krasiński, Edward

(3 March 1925–2004), was a Polish sculptor, installation and performance artist. Krasiński was an important protagonist of the Polish neo-avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s.

Kricke, Norbert

(30 November 1922–28 June 1984) was a German sculptor and prominent member of the post-war Rheinland avant-garde. Among his friends were Yves Klein, Herbert Zangs, and the German Zero-artists Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker.

Kriwet, Ferdinand

(3 August 1942–17 December 2018) was a German painter, poet and sound artist, best-known for his ‚Sehtexte’, works with an emphasis on both the narrative and graphic qualities of writing. Kriwet is included in Lothar Wolleh’s Art Scene Düsseldorf 1 (1971), a photographic folio with multiples and graphic works of contributing artists.

Kühn, Fritz

(21 November 1934–31 July 1967) was a German sculptor and photographer with his own steel workshop in Berlin. In the former GDR, Kühn received important commissions for works in public space.

Kyncl, František

(21 November 1934–14 June 2011) was a Czech painter. Living in Düsseldorf since 1967, Kyncl was a close friend of Jiří Kolář, Norbert Kricke, Heinz Mack, Günther Uecker and Lucio Fontana, artists also portrayed by Lothar Wolleh.

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Lakner, László

(15 April 1936) is an Hungarian-born German painter, sculptor and conceptual artist, living and working in Berlin.

Luginbühl, Bernhard

(16 February 1929–19 February 2011) was a Swiss sculptor, best-known for his sculptures and assemblages created with waste and scrap metal. Luginbühl maintained a close friendship with Jean Tinguely and Daniel Spoerri, artists also portrayed by Lothar Wolleh.

Luther, Adolf

(25 April 1912–20 September 1990) was a German sculptor of the post-war avant-garde. Luther participated in exhibitions on kinetic art, ZERO art, Op Art and exhibitions on architecture and space. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Luther on several occasions. Luther is included in Lothar Wolleh’s Art Scene Düsseldorf 1 (1971), a photographic folio with multiples and graphic works of contributing artists.

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Mack, Heinz

(8 March 1931) is a German painter and sculptor, co-founder of the German Zero Group in 1958, and one of the main protagonists of the international ZERO movement. Lothar Wolleh photographed Mack, his work and several of his performances. Mack is included in Lothar Wolleh’s Art Scene Düsseldorf 1 (1971), a photographic folio with multiples and graphic works of contributing artists.

Magritte, René

(21 November 1998–15 August 1967) was Belgian surrealist painter. In 1966–1967, Lothar Wolleh made several visits to Magritte’s home and studio in Brussels, photographing the artist, his studio and work. He also covered Magritte´s funeral.

Maziarska, Jadwiga

(20 July 1913–24 August 2003) was a Polish painter and sculptor, working in Krakow. Her work, at first sight purely abstract, shows an ‘encrypted’ reality, based on photos taken from magazines and newspapers. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Maziarska in 1977.

Mansouroff, Paul

(1896–2 February 1983) was a Russian avant-garde painter and one of the first representatives of Russian non-objective art.

Megert, Christian

(6 January 1939) is a Swiss artist, best-known for his use of mirrors and light in assemblages, sculptures and installations. Early 1960s, Megert was closely involved in the first ZERO-exhibitions, as an artist and as a curator.

Moore, Henry

(30 July 1998–31 August 1986), was a British sculptor best-known for his monumental sculptures in bronze and stone, mostly abstractions of the human figure. Wolleh portrayed Moore several times. It is his last portray before his sudden death in London on 28th September 1979.

Munster, Jan van

(3 July 1939) is a Dutch sculptor and installation artist, associated with minimalist trends in sculpture. Since the 1970s, Van Munster is known for the use of light and sound.

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Oldenburg, Claes

(28 January 1929) is a Swedish born American artist, best-known for his ‘blow-up sculptures’ of everyday objects. Oldenburg is one of the main representatives of American Pop Art. Lothar Wolleh photographed Oldenburg, his work and exhibitions on several occasions.

Opalka, Roman

(27 August 1931–6 August 2011) was a French painter of Polish descent, associated with conceptual art. In 1968, Opalka started his series of passport-style self-portraits, standing before his canvas after a day’s work. Lothar Wolleh photographed Opalka on such an occasion, taking his self-portrait at his studio.

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Palermo, Blinky

(born Peter Schwarze, 2 June 1943–17 February 1977) was a German painter, best-known for his monochrome canvases and ‘fabric paintings’. Palermo is included in Lothar Wolleh’s Art Scene Düsseldorf 1 (1971), a photographic folio with multiples and graphic works of contributing artists.

Picard, Lil

(born Lilli Elisabeth Benedick, 4 October 1899–10 May 1994) was a German-born American painter, sculptor and performance artist. Lothar Wolleh photographed Picard in 1978.

Piene, Otto

(18 April 1928–17 July 2014) was a German artist and co-founder of the German Zero Group in 1958. Piene, one of the main protagonists of the international ZERO movement, is known for his ‘fire paintings’ and technology-based art. Lothar Wolleh photographed Piene, his works and exhibitions on several occasions.

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Ray, Man

(born Emmanuel Radnitzky, 27 August 1980–18 November 1976) was an American artist with ties to Surrealism and Dada. His creative output was diverse, ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, assemblage and film directing.

Raysse, Martial

(12 February 1936) is a French artist and was co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme. Raysse is best-known for his mixed media-assemblages. Raysse is included in Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

Raynaud, Jean-Pierre

(20 April 1939) is a French artist, best-known for his ready-mades and assemblages of everyday objects. Raynaud was a close friend of Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint-Phalle and German artist Herbert Zangs.

Reusch, Erich

(26 June 1925) is a German sculptor and architect.

Richter, Gerhard

(9 February 1932) is a German painter with influences, through the years, of Pop Art, Photorealism and Abstract Expressionism, but also of Dada and Fluxus. Lothar Wolleh photographer Richter and his work on several occasions.

Richter, Hans

(6 April 1888–1 February 1976) was a German abstract painter, filmmaker and avant-gardist. He was a member of the Dada art movement and created one of the earliest examples of abstract film.

Rinke, Klaus

(29 April 1939) is a German painter, sculptor and photographer.

Rotella, Mimmo

(born Domenico Rotella, 7 October 1918–6 January 2006) was an Italian artist and co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme. Rotella is included in Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

Roth, Dieter

(also known as Dieter Rot or Diter Rot, 21 April 1930–5 June 1998) was a Swiss artist best-known for his artist’s books, prints, sculptures, and works made of found materials, including rotting food.

Rückriem, Ulrich

(30 September 1938) is a German minimalist sculptor, best-known for his monumental stone sculptures.

Ruthenbeck, Reiner

(30 June 1937–10 December 2016) was a German sculptor, photographer and conceptual artist. His works also show influences of Minimal Art and Arte Povera. Early 1960s, Ruthenbeck photographed many Düsseldorf-based artist from ZERO-circles.

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De Saint Phalle, Niki

(born Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930–21 May 2002) was a French painter and sculptor. De Saint Phalle joined the Nouveaux Réalistes in 1961. De Saint Phalle is included in Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

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Schoonhoven, Jan

(26 June 1914–31 July 1994) was a Dutch artist, closely connected to the international ZERO-movement and best-known for his white reliefs of cardboard and papier-mâché. Wolleh photographed Schoonhoven during the years 1969–1971. The artists jointly conceived the concept for a book, with photographs by Wolleh and an embossed print by Schoonhoven (1971).

Sosnowski, Kajetan

(1913–1987) was a Polish abstract painter. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Sosnowski in 1977.

Soto, Jesús Rafael

(5 June 1923–14 January 2005) was a Venezuelan painter and sculptor, best-known for his kinetic works. During the 1960s, Soto frequently exhibited in the context of the international ZERO-movement. Lothar Wolleh photographed Soto, his work and exhibitions on several occasions.

Spoerri, Daniel

(born Daniel Isaac Feinstein, 27 Mach 1930) is a Romanian-born Swiss artist and co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme. Spoerri is best-known for his ‘tableaux pièges’ (‘trap paintings’), assemblages of everyday objects on table tops. Lothar Wolleh photographed Spoerri in 1970, in Milan.

Stabenau, Friedrich

(1900-1980) was a German illustrator and graphic artist. Since 1945, Stabenau was a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Berlin.

Stazewsky, Henryk

(9 January 1894–10 June 1988) Polish abstract-geometric painter and graphic artist, leading figure in the Polish avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Stazewsky in 1977.

Stern, Jonasz

(4 August 1904–2 August 1988) was a Polish painter, set designer and graphic artist.

Szyzko, Feliks

(18 September 1940) is a Polish painter and graphic artist.

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Talman, Paul

(14 January 1932–21 December 1987) was a Swiss painter, sculptor and designer.

Tinguely, Jean

(22 May 1925–30 August 1991) was a Swiss artist and co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme, best-known for his kinetic art works, using scrap metal. Lothar Wolleh photographed Tinguely in 1970. Tinguely is included in Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

Tobey, Mark

(11 December 1980–24 April 1976) is a Swiss-born American painter and co-founder of the Northwest School, an American art movement of the 1930s and 1940s.

Trelinski, Jerzy

(4 August 1904–2 August 1988) was a Polish performance artist. Lothar Wolleh photographed one of Trelinksi’s performances in 1977, where the artist wrapped himself in fabric printed with his own name, his so-called ‘Auto-tautologies’.

Trier, Han

(1 August 1915–14 June 1999) was a German painter of the Informel period. From 1957–1980, Trier was professor and director of the Hochschule für bildende Künste in West-Berlin.

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Uecker, Günther

(13 March 1930) is a German artist, member of the German Zero Group (since 1961) and one of the main protagonists of the international ZERO movement. Wolleh photographed Uecker, his work, exhibitions and several of his performances. The artists jointly conceived the Nagelbuch (1970–1971), with photo’s by Wolleh and artist’s texts and graphic works by Uecker.

Uhlmann, Hans

(27 November 1900–28 October 1975) was a German drawer and sculptor, commonly regarded as an innovator of steel sculpture in Germany.

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Vantongerloo, Georges

(24 November 1886–5 October 1965) was a Belgian painter, sculptor and architect. Vantongerloo was also a theorist on art who contributed to the magazine of the De Stijl-movement.

Verheyen, Jef

(6 July 1932–2 March 1984) was a Belgian painter, best-known for his monochrome canvases. Early 1960s, Verheyen was closely involved in the first ZERO-exhibitions, as an artist and as a curator. Among Wolleh’s portraits of Verheyen are also double portraits with Lucio Fontana.

Vigo, Nanda

(1936) is an Italian visual artist, architect and industrial designer. During the 1960s, Vigo frequently exhibited in the context of the international ZERO-movement. Among Wolleh’s portraits of Vigo are also double portraits with Lucio Fontana.

Villeglé, Jacques

(born Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé, 27 March 1926) is a French artist and co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme. Villeglé is included in Wolleh’s NR (1970–‘71), the concept for a photographic folio with graphic works of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

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Warzecha, Marian

(1930) is a Polish assemblage artist and painter.

Wewerka, Stefan

(27 October 1928–14 September 2013) was a German painter, sculptor, filmmaker and designer. Lothar Wolleh photographed Wewerka’s exhibitions and his ‘chair sculptures’, creations on the threshold of art and design.

Winzer, Icke

(23 October 1937–25 Mach 2013) was a German painter, best-known for his concrete, monochrome paintings.

Winiarsky, Ryszard

(2 May 1936–4 December 2006) was a Polish painter in the constructivist tradition, pairing a mathematical approach with the properties of coincidence and randomness. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Winiarsky in 1977.

Woolard, Ray

(1951) is an Australian performance artist and sculptor. Lothar Wolleh portrayed Woolard and photographed one of his performances, in Germany.

Wotruba, Fritz

(23 April 1907–28 August 1975) was an Austrian sculptor.

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Zangs, Herbert

(27 March 1924–26 March 2003) was a German painter and performance artist, best-known for his monochrome white collages, assemblages and ready-mades. Lothar Wolleh photographed Zangs, his works and performances on several occasions. In 1976, Lothar Wolleh photographed Herbert Zangs’ performance Aktion Mensch.

Ziemski, Rajmund

(30 March 1930–5 August 2005) was a Polish painter and academy teacher.