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.

Members: 39
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

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

Tags: Hannah


Started by Judith Dagan. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Nov 6, 2019. 2 Replies

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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Hannah Höch (fan club) to add comments!

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on November 15, 2019 at 10:51pm

Rosalie - Thanks for posting the link to the video, "The Strange Beings from Hannah HÖch’s Ethnographic Museum”. I'd just seen one from that series in an exhibition (in Scotland), stood talking about it with another visitor, so hearing all this background and thoughtful discussion was 101% interesting for me.

Comment by Judith Dagan on November 15, 2019 at 11:59am

The more I look at it and think about it, I think it is Hannah. Max Ernst( or another Dadaist ) may have been the bridge between them. Also, that hairstyle is Exclusively Hannah's.  As for the elongation of the face, that is due to the shadows in the Photo. It makes me happy to think that this is a photo of Hannah that was not widely publicised. (Possibly /probibly from Leonora Carringtons private photo album.)

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 15, 2019 at 10:16am

* shape, I mean :-) 

This is the complete picture:

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 15, 2019 at 10:08am

I am not sure either. I think the length of the faces might be similar, as does the hair, but I see differences in the dhape of the mouth.

This collage comes from the book 'Lebensbild', subtitle 'a collaged autobiography'. We can spot differences and similarities. Anyhow, an interesting question, Jufith, which causes us (at least me) to train / improve observation :-)

Comment by Charlotte Geister on November 15, 2019 at 9:07am

Hey Judi, I don't think that it is Hannahs face, because it is too long. She had a rather round face when you look at her from the front.Your collage photo reminds me of a sequence of the surrealistic film " the andalusian dog" by Luis Bunuel. there is a scene where an eye is clipped with a razor blade from nearby. Dali experimented with different possibilities to get surrealistic images. Thanks again for your collage card! Hugs Charlotte

Comment by Judith Dagan on November 15, 2019 at 6:01am

What do you think? Is the figure in the center of this collage Hannah? I found the photo as part of an artical about Leonora Carrington.  In the texts artical Hannah was not mentioned. Given that both delt with gender issues and dada/surealistic art style, I kinda think it must be Hannah. ♡♤♡♢♧♡

Comment by Judith Dagan on November 14, 2019 at 4:57pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 13, 2019 at 10:31pm

Willie Marlowe sends Hannah Homage and returns mine,

so I can put all n the birthday box!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 13, 2019 at 10:29pm

Hannah mail art arrived from Maria Chorianopoulou , from Athens to Thess :-) Many thanks!

officially GREEK mail art!

Comment by Rosalie Gancie on November 13, 2019 at 6:52pm

Thanks for the encouragement regarding Time! And thanks, Jennifer, for that link. I like it a lot. I also watched an interesting lecture which discusses HH's Ethnographic series & her connection to images of the 'New Woman', gender issues, & the Ethnographic museum. Gave me a chance to see the images she encountered in their original contexts: 

Alexandra Foradas on "The Strange Beings from Hannah HÖch’s
Ethnographic Museum”



Members (39)




Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-oct-2020.   If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.










© 2020   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service