Tailor's Flower


Hannah Höch, German, b. Gotha, 1889–1978

Collage of paper and photomechanical reproduction, mounted on paper, 20 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (51.4 x 43.8 cm) in artist's frame

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Louise Rosenfield Noun in Honor of James T. Demetrion, 1996

Accession Number: 96.23

The Artist
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, to c. 1965 (acquired from the Artist)
Marlborough Gallery, London, by 1967
Edwin A. and Elizabeth (Lindy) Bergman, Chicago, 1967
Skulima Gallery, Berlin & La Boetie, New York, 1981
Louise Rosenfield Noun, Des Moines, Iowa, 1981-2 January 1997
Gift of Louise R. Noun, 1997

Exhibition History:
GALERIE NIERENDORF, Berlin. "Hannah Höch," November 1964, p. 19, no. 38, ill.
MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, London. "Hannah Höch," January 1966, no. 1, ill.
ADADEMIE DER KÜNSTE, Berlin. "Hannah Höch, Collagen aus den Jahren 1916-1971," 1971, no. 8.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. "Women Artists 1550-1950," 1977 (and Tour), cat. no. 141.
LA BOËTIE, New York. "Choice Dada Works," 1981-82.
DES MOINES ART CENTER. "Iowa Collects," 1985, ill. p. 20.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA and DES MOINES ART CENTER. "Louise Noun Collection: Art by Women," 1990, ill.
DES MOINES ART CENTER and ST. ETIENNE GALLERY, New York. "Three Berline Artists of the Weimar Era," cat. ill. p. 5.
WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis. "The Photomontages of Hannah Höch," 20 October 1996-2 February 1997, no. 13, p. 38, colorpl., p. 139. Tour: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 26 February-20 May. Not included at the LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART venue.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, no. 67, p. 47, color ill. p. 49.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "DADA," 19 February-14 May 2006, no. 121, ill. p. 145. Tour: CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris, 5 October 2005-9 January 2006; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 18 June-11 September.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Manifesto: Art x Agency," 15 June 2019-5 January 2020.

Published References:
SUTHERLAND HARRIS, ANN and LINDA NOCHLIN. Women Artists: 1550-1950 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977), p. 306, ill. p. 309.
SHAW-EAGLE, JOANNA. "'Recent Acquisitions' at the Hirshhorn Paints Broad Sweep," Washington Times (20 July 1997), p. D4.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Dada/Fluxus