Hannah Höch (fan club)


Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.

Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of this artist, who was born 1st of November 1889. She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement. 

For anyone who has a Hannah Höch Fan Club Stamp (and interested others, I haven't one), this group can be the place to share your thoughts and mail art, tributing to and/or inspired by Hannah Höch.

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Latest Activity: May 29

Discussion Forum


Started by Judith Dagan. Last reply by Visual Mom Jan 29. 3 Replies

I am pleased you like the card... But the poor darling left Israel with…Continue

Hannah Höch in books

Started by Heleen de Vaan. Last reply by claire humphrys-hunt Dec 4, 2019. 7 Replies

As Cascadia Artpost already suggested, there are great books which show the work, and sometimes personal photos, of Hannah Höch.I thought to start this blog post so that all of you/us can share the…Continue

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Comment by Charlotte Geister on October 2, 2019 at 9:01am

Hi Rosalie, welcome to the band! Can you put your post address in the fan club? Otherwise I can only send you a scan. 

Comment by Mary Anne on October 2, 2019 at 6:42am

That's right Rosalie.  You will be number seven. 

Comment by Rosalie Gancie on October 2, 2019 at 3:49am

I love Hannah Hoch. There's a nice book about her called Cut With the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch.  So for this project we send 6 artworks (one to each person). And then we each have our own box to put in the works we receive?  Is that right?




Comment by Carmen Kennedy on October 1, 2019 at 7:23pm

I learned that Hannah kept a scrapbook with images she used in her work. I have started a digital one with some images I may or may not use. Here is a page from my scrapbook:

Comment by Visual Mom on October 1, 2019 at 4:42pm

I did post a notice at the Facebook IUOMA (2013-onward) group and put a link to this group on it -- no bites so far, though. No problem, really!

Comment by Charlotte Geister on October 1, 2019 at 9:04am

I agree with you: better a small but happy and enthusiastic gang for Hannah's birthday than a half interested crowd! I am really excited about this mailart and will keep a constant eye on my postbox. I have to work a bit on the cards, but then I will send mine too. In the last days I came across two boxes, so I just wait and look which of these is fitting better as a birthday box.

Comment by Mary Anne on October 1, 2019 at 7:11am

Hello mother. I think I have the same list as you which is:

Heleen de Vaan. Netherlands.
Carmen Kennedy. USA.
Mary Anne. United Kingdom.
Cascadia Artpost. USA.
Charlotte Geister. Germany.
Mehrl Bennett. USA.

Hopefully there will be some surprise additions. Anything Hannah-ish that arrives here will go into the box and get a similar reply and I dare say the same goes for anyone else. I haven't found a suitable box yet but I am sure I will do and I plan to post a picture of it here on Ist.
We are a small but happy band so far. The end result should be fine. . . November

Comment by Visual Mom on October 1, 2019 at 2:15am

I need to send out Hannah Höch mailart THIS WEEK due to travel plans & other commitments in October - just so overseas mail has a chance to arrive by November 1st.  Made up list of 5 addresses so far - people who have committed to the Hanna Höch Birthday Box project. Any others? - Especially mailartists outside the USA, please commit yourselves with a comment here as soon as possible. (A list of six is noted so far in previous comment here at the Hannah Höch Fan Club/ IUOMA.)

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on September 29, 2019 at 2:43pm

The dolls do look better in color! And, from what I have been reading, life for a woman artist was very, very difficult in those days and times. The more I read, the more I admire Hannah. 

Comment by Charlotte Geister on September 29, 2019 at 10:16am

Dear Mary Anne! Unfortunately I did not scan the envelope, but the card inside. But I love to think that  there must be a hen-lover among the post officers, because I had a nice fat hen on it.

What you read about Hannah being the only woman in that male community, I get the impression that the men were constantly trying to be the most witty and provocative. Baader and Hausmann thought so, naming themselves "Oberdada" etc. I think Kurt Schwitters ( acting solo) appreciated her work really as an artist, they wrote each other, planned things together and so on. And she lived an unusual life for a woman in Germany in the new Weimarer Republic.

and you are quite right Mary Anne, the dolls must have been a shock at that time!


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