Model with Tattoo 1920-s, yet Not a Man Ray

While recently an iconic Man Ray print ( Le Violon d’Ingres) sold for $12.4 million at Christie’s, nearly tripling the record for the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction, our vintage print from an anonymous photographer, produced for Underwood& Underwood in the same time period, is available at an easier affordable price.

The tattoos on the back of the model showing a mouse, a cat and a dog are of symbolic character and we wonder, whether the model and photographer were either aware of the Man Ray image, or whether it was just a coincidence, that the pose of the model, styling and visual appeal show such a similar approach.

If you are interested in acquiring the image, please contact us at

Thank you for your interest.

Rolf Goellnitz

Blue Heart – William K. Greiner

The image belongs to a series of photographs taken on south Louisiana graveyards by American photographer William K. Greiner *1957 and is published in the book “The Reposed” by Louisiana State Univ Pr; First Edition  (October 1, 1999).

Rolf Goellnitz


Print is available for sale. Print size ~40x50cm (16×20″) Identification on the back side:

Join the Action – Face to Face – Travel to Planet Art

First Time ever exhibited in a US Art Gallery

From FEB 13  to MAY 09, 2015


A project  developed by GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHER HEINZ GUENTER MEBUSCH over two decades,1978-2000, showcasing more than 200 portraits of modern and contemporary artists. All these photographs are also signed by the portrayed artists. This makes it an even more precious and unique historic document. It is a journey through Modern and Contemporary Art History – inspiring and motivating.

Visit  The OMC Gallery and meet: Siegfried Anzinger, Dieter Asmus, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Olle Baertling, Lajos Barta, Hermann Bartels, Harald Bascheck, Eugen Batz, Horst H. Baumann, Joseph Beuys, Guillaume Bijl, Anna Blume, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Fernando Botero, Arno Breker, Joe Brockerhoff, Horst Buchholz, Wolff Buchholz, Hede Buehl, Michael Buthe, James Lee Byars, Louis Cane, Ernst Caramelle, Peter Chevalier, Abraham David Christian, Paul Citroen, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Walter Dahn, Eric Dalbis, Herman de Vries, Michael Deistler, Christa Dichgans, Jiri Dokupil, Cesar Domela, Achim Duchow, Ulrich Erben, Erró, Gina Lee Felber, Michele Fourgeois, Padhi Frieberger, Johnny Friedlaender, Günter Fruhtrunk, Ernst Fuchs, Klaus Fussmann, Winfried Gaul, Jochen Gerz, K.O. Götz, Kuno Gonschior, Gotthard Graubner, Alan Greene, Al Hansen, Keith Haring, Hans Hartung, Erwin Heerich, Bernhard Heiliger, Georg Herold, Andre Herteaux, Heinrich Heuer, Anton Heyboer, Dieter Hiesserer, Kali Higashiyama, Chin Hisao, Antonius Höckelmann, Karl-Horst Hödicke, Gerd Hoehme, Dennis Hopper, Edgar Hofschen, Dorothy Iannone, Jörg Immendorf, Jasfar Islah, Hans Jaenisch, Magdalena Jetelova, Gerd Kadow, Martin Kippenberger, Jürgen Klauke,  Peter Klasen, Heinz Kleine-Klopries, Boris Kleint, Imi Knoebel, Fritz Köthe, Jiri Kolar, Fritz Koethe, Kurt Kranz, Norbert Kricke, Milan Kunc, Theo Lambertin, Jean Le Gac, Lou Loeber, Loriot, Urs Luethi, Heinz Mack, Gerhard Marcks, André Masson, Alvin Mavignier, Willi Maywald, Stephen McKenna, Bruce McLean, Christian Megert, Georg Meistermann, Annette Messagier, Meuser, Helmut Middendorf, Rune Mields, Igor Mitoraj, Francois Morellet, Georg Muche, Harald Naegeli, Nahara, Max Neumann, Ansgar Nierhoff, Marcel Odenbach, Markus Oehlen, Meret Oppenheim, C.O. Paeffgen, A.R. Penck, Oswald Petersen, Wolfgang Petrick, Chlodwig Poth, Arnulf Rainer, Gerhard Richter, George Rickey, Klaus Rinke, Rodney Ripps, Karin Rissa, Endre Rosda, Louise Roesler, Mimmo Rotella, Ulrich Rückriem, Beatrix Sassen, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, Jan Schoonhoven, H.A. Schult, Bernard Schultze, Ursula Schultze, Emil Schumacher, Fritz Schwegler, Richard Serra, Michel Seuphor, Willi Sitte, Jesús Rafael Soto, Guiseppe Spagnulo, Klaus Staeck, Franz Staehler, Walter Stöhrer, Kumi Sugai, Nobuko Sugai, Norbert Tadeusz, Shinkichi Tajiri, Virginia Tentindo, Ter Hell, Roland Topor, Hans Traxler, Hann Trier, Heinz Trökes, Günther Uecker, Micha Ullman, Tomi Ungerer, O.M. Ungers, Sibylle Ungers, Wainer Vacari, Wladimir Velichovic, Wolf Vostell, Hermann de Vries, Peter Werner, Friedrich Werthmann, Dondi White, Dorothee von Windheim, Alfred Wirz, Bill Woodrow, Zao Wou-Ki, Yoshio Yoshida, Shizuko Yoshikawa, Yngve Zakarias, Bernd Zimmer, Rainer Zimnik.

Learn and appreciate what the famous and lesser renown creative minds are and have been up to by using our interactive presentation.

Get also your portrait taken and become member of the “Travel To Planet Art” visitor community!

Chapeau for C.A.V.E and Ralph Ziman’s Ghosts at Photo L.A.

I love galleries, which show courage, because I know how hard and risky that is under commercial terms. And focusing on one artist while making on top also a political statement, needs even more courage. C.A.V.E. gallery from Venice Beach deserves your visit at Photo LA exactly for that. Intriguing presentation, dense, moving and relevant and contemporary.

What else did we like…well the fact that a lot of Dealers actually put prices up with the presented work – we thought, was very consumer friendly.

What did we miss? More galleries, which make a clear statement, theme or artist focused, rather than flooding you with a myriad of images from different artists of different quality. This would also help sharpen the profile of the event itself.

Check it out…to create your own opinion and share it!

Rolf Goellnitz

Checking out Photo LA Today

Visiting the 24th edition of an oldie, but often goodie in Los Angeles, the photo la 2015. Especially happy to meet Alan Griffiths again, photo enthusiast , owner of luminous-lint and one of the world’s biggest supporters/ communicators of and about photo history!!!

Check it out and enjoy your weekend!

Rolf Goellnitz



OBEY and Bid!

The Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) in cooperation with paddle8 presents a benefit auction by emerging and established artists. All proceeds will benefit LAAA, a charitable organization with the mission to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for Los Angeles artists.

A great opportunity, to get some descent artwork and help at the same time!!!!!! So check out the links, please!


Rolf Goellnitz

The PhotoBookMuseum

During Paris Photo L.A. , Markus Schaden and Rolf Goellnitz discussed Markus latest ambitious project. Find out more here and become part of a great endeavor.

Markus Schaden (right) and Rolf Goellnitz featuring 'The PhotoBookMuseum' Project.

Markus Schaden (right) and Rolf Goellnitz featuring ‘The PhotoBookMuseum’ Project.

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