Highlights from From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio CoppolaPaula Kupfer, Aperture August 5, 2015
When German artist Grete Stern and Argentine photographer Horacio Coppola met at the Bauhaus in Berlin in 1932, Coppola had already made incursions into photography and film while Stern had done the same with typography and graphic design experiments. They became a well-known couple within the intellectual scene of Berlin, but when the Nazi party began to gain power, they departed for London, where they married, and later arrived in Argentina. Intellectual and literary circles in Buenos Aires celebrated their unique visions, and their first exhibition, in 1935, at the editorial office of the magazine Sur, was heralded as the arrival of modernism in Argentina.
Here, curators Sarah Meister, who focused on Coppola, and Roxana Marcoci, who researched Grete Stern, offer comments and insights into key works in the exhibition.
Horacio CoppolaThe Telegraph July 8, 2012
Horacio Coppola, who has died aged 105, was the last pioneer from the golden age of 20th-century photography; yet, while his talent matched those of his contemporaries, Brassaï, Bill Brandt and Man Ray, he remained in contented obscurity for more than half a century in his homeland of Argentina.
Horacio Coppola, 105, Evocative Argentine PhotographerDenise Grady, The New York Times July 2, 2012
Horacio Coppola, whose black-and-white photographs of the cafes, side streets and neon-lit boulevards of Buenos Aires in the 1930s, and of ordinary objects like a typewriter and a doll, introduced avant-garde photography to Argentina, died on June 18 in Buenos Aires. He was 105.