Ernst Haas: Color Correction
Atlas Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the celebrated Austrian photographer Ernst Haas (1921 – 1986), to coincide with the long awaited Steidl publication Color Correction. The exhibition will include many unseen works alongside rare, vintage dye-transfer prints from the 1950s and ‘60s. Theses photographs reveal a side of Haas’ work that was almost entirely hidden from view during his lifetime. In the introduction to the book, William Ewing who searched through over 200,000 of Haas’ pictures held in the Getty Archive in London, describes these works as ‘…far more edgy, loose, enigmatic, and ambiguous than his celebrated work. Most of these pictures he never even printed, let alone published, probably assuming that they were too difficult to be understood. These images are of great sophistication, and rival (and sometimes surpass) the best of his colleagues’. The beautifully rich and surprising photographs to be unveiled at Atlas expressively reveal Haas’ exploration and experimentation with the uses and meaning of colour and the abstract in photography.