The large format Hamburg harbour print no doubt is among Odefey’s very best. It is however no longer part of this collection but kept in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) as part of a 2017 bequest by Marla J. Kinney. Not used to selling prints and collecting on a budget sometimes sacrifices have to be made in order to be able to finance other acquisitions more befitting the general motto and goals of my mainly women artists collection. Besides what better initiatives to support, what better place to move to? 5 years later chance, good luck or a benevolent good Lord (I am an Agnostic) send this new example of Odefey’s printmaking art to Friesland. Where it obviously belongs and will stay. For the moment.
Some more examples of Odefey’s work as a printmaker, very reminding of Emil Orlik. With the same initials he used an identical monogram.
Dear print lover, passing-by visitor and reader:
While this new gallery-museum site is under construction (being build-up, stocked and arranged) priority must be given to first add all the represented artists in the index with works from the collection and if possible with the examples from the archives.
During construction the site is open to visitors, questions, feedback and suggestions.
Read more about the artists, their lives, families and careers in the new and extensive Artist Lexicon: “DAS HAUS DER FRAU, the short biographies” accompanying this exhibition.
Hundreds of new artist biographies, a private publication in 2 Volumes written conveniently in English.
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