Martin Erich Philipp created a new (and important market by exhibiting and selling stacks of his first large vertical parrot prints in America. But also in Germany many artists saw the decorative (and commercial) possibilities of the parrot. In most cities a zoo with a fine collections was nearby. Besides the Macaw (Ara) Cockatoos were the second tropical bird to follow in the print aviary, while some artist added pheasants, peacocks guinea fowl.
Always collecting on a budget (once upon a time these prints were flying abundantly around) today prices for these printed birds are “considerable”, resulting sometimes to be content with a lesser preserved copy.
2 MEPH parrot prints are listed in the Wish List (D14 last duo in blue and red and D38).
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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