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Art of the 20th Century. International Exhibition
16 July - 18 September 1955
Museum Fridericianum

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Exhibition poster documenta 1955

Suporting Institution
City of Kassel

 

Organiser
Abendländische Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts e.V.

 

Honorary Chairman
Bundespräsident Theodor Heuss

 

Artistic Director
Arnold Bode

 

Secretariat
Herbert Freiherr von Buttlar

 

Exhibition Board
Arnold Bode, Werner Haftmann, Alfred Hentzen, Kurt Martin, Hans Mettel

 

Exhibition Architecture
Arnold Bode
Supported by: Rudolf Staege

 

Graphic Design (catalogue, poster and leaflets)
Arnold Bode, Heinz Nickel, Ernst Schuh

 

Exhibit Pieces
670

 

Artists
148

 

Visitors
130,000

 

Budget
379,000 DM

 

Catalogue
Prestel-Verlag, München (Reprint 1995)

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Arnold Bode (1900-1977), Inventory Number: docA, MS, 10002818

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Günther Becker: The signature of the first documenta with the remarkable little "d" in front of the Museum Fridericianum, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d1, 10011670

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Günther Becker: View into the Sculpture Hall on the ground floor of the Museum Fridericianum, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d1, 10011685

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Günther Becker: The large hall of painting on the first floor of the Museum Fridericianum, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d1, 10011709

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Günther Becker: The portrait gallery of the artists exhibited in the entrance area of the first documenta, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d1, 1001673

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Günther Becker: Typical installation Arnold Bodes with works by Raoul Dufy, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d1, 10011707