At a time when blank spots have by and large disappeared from maps, “wilderness” has returned in art. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has dedicated an extensive theme-based exhibition to this recurring fascination.


Hair! Hair in Art

Masterpieces from the Ludwig Collection from antiquity to the present
For thousands of years, hair has fascinated people of all cultures – be it as the site of the soul, which symbolises the life force of man, or as the central bearer of erotic messages. It plays a special role in all religions across the world. Fecundity or loss of power is reflected in luxuriant or clipped/shaved hair; covered or loosely worn hair signalises status or belonging to a certain gender or group.  
Never before in an exhibition has hair been explored from an artistic viewpoint across all types and time, until now. It is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue, topped off with well-grounded texts that highlight the subject in a fascinating way.

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"Hair! Hair in Art"

September 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-862-6

22,00 x 28,00 cm

264 Pages

207 colored and 14 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, with dust-jacket

Languages: German

Christine Vogt
Text by
Meike Allekotte, Getrude Amann-Edelkott, Christiane Brox, Jutta Kruft-Lohrengel, Walter Queins, Christine Vogt, Klaus Wehling
Design by
Uwe Eichholz, Aachen
Exhibition: "Hair! Das Haar in der Kunst. Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Ludwig von der Antike bis heute",  22.9.2013 - 12.1.2014, Ludwiggalerie Oberhausen