Misled: German Youth 1933-1945

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[nicepaypallite name=”Misled German Youth 1933 1945″ amount=”24.00″] Daniel Blau has, for many years, produced exhibitions and catalogues with historic photographs. We are excited to launch the first edition of Misled at Paris Photo’s 20th anniversary edition on November 10th.

Misled examines and illustrates the role of the youth during the Nazi regime 1933-45.

The photographs shown in the publication are mainly German propaganda images found in American press archives (all dating 1933-1945), as well as collected over the course of many years at auction as well as through English and French photography dealers.

The Nazis created both the technical and administrative conditions for the widespread dissemination and political use of photographs. This powerful image-distribution is clearly themetised in the book through its illustrating the accompanying slugs which were originally pasted onto the actual photographic print by the American news agencies. Some of the prints have their slugs from German news or photo services. The slugs’ function is not simply to describe the image but to provide the journalist with as much precise factual information as possible in order to elucidate his angle on a story. In this case, it’s a fascinating insight into a foreign interpretation of German war propaganda. Similar to the disturbing images we see today of IS-fighters and jihadists who exploit children for warfare, Nazis introduced children at the earliest possible age to their ideological and political systems in order to make them an essential part of their political apparatus and warfare.

What does it mean to witness such atrocities? Misled discusses the relationship between image and text. Included are transcriptions of conversations Daniel Blau had with eye-witnesses. In order to show the complex relationships between photojournalism, propaganda, and the function of text, Daniel Blau’s interviews have been left unedited, which not only amplifies their youthful tone but also helps further reflect the function of (photo-)journalism.

The images cover a range of themes from daily life, to military exercise and training. Included are a range of photographs showing young boys and girls playfully training with gas masks, sporting rallies as well as music events as well as young teens in uniforms or even as prisoners of war. The book is compiled in chronological order. These pictures clearly show the consequences of political and ideological exploitation faced by the Hitler Youth.

Misled clearly offers its audience a distinct and unparalleled insight into the subject matter. It attempts to uncover how these photographs targeted society then and what effects these images produce today. Much of the literature surrounding National Socialism use photographs for illustrative purposes rather than as documents in their own right. Misled offers a unique perspective through these powerful images and personal accounts.

Misled explores how history is based on many layers of subjective chronicles, how memory is simply an interpretation of occurrences. History doesn’t merely recount events, rather it is a subjective experience which is continuously constructed.


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J. R. Eyerman Rediscovered

November 6, 2013 — December 7, 2013


We are thrilled to announce our exclusive collaboration with the estate of renowned photographer J. R. Eyerman (1906-1985). This November we will present two exhibitions, one in London and one in Paris, which take us back to the glamour and excitement of Hollywood and pay tribute to one of America’s celebrated 20th century photojournalists.


For Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris we present “J. R. Eyerman Rediscovered, Part One: Kim Novak”: a series of 1950s photographs of Kim Novak as a young starlet. We will simultaneously show  “Part Two: Beauties, Brutes and Other Characters” in our London gallery.


The photographs in these exhibitions come from the personal collection of Life Magazine photographer J. R. Eyerman. Most of these images have never been published and are now being revealed to the public for the first time.


Part One:
November 6 – 23, 2013
Galerie Meyer
17 Rue des Beaux Arts
Paris 75006 France
+33 1 43 54 85 74


Part Two:
Opening: November 8, 6-8pm
Exhibition: November 9 – December 7, 2013
Daniel Blau, London


Andy Warhol

September 12, 2013 — November 17, 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will show two exhibitions of early drawings by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in Munich this autumn, one at the Pinakothek der Moderne and the other at our Odeonsplatz gallery.


Following the overwhelming success of our recent international museum exhibitions in Denmark and the Netherlands, we are pleased to present an exquisite selection of drawings, some of which have not been exhibited before.


Many of these newly discovered drawings are studies of the human form, inspired by photographs or magazine illustrations. They provide us with unparalleled insight into the early career of one of the 20th century’s most important artists, revealing a lesser-known Warhol founded in European art history and reminiscent of early 20th century masters such as Schiele, Dix, Grosz, Klee and Klimt.


Pinakothek der Moderne
Zeichnungen der 1950er Jahre
Eröffnung / Opening: September 11, 2013
Ausstellung / Exhibition: September 12 – November 17, 2013



Galerie Daniel Blau
Der Beginn der Leichtigkeit
Eröffnung / Opening: September 12, 17 – 20.00
Ausstellung / Exhibition: September 13 – October 25, 2013


Blitz Photographers: Beaton, Brandt and Rodger

Blitz Photographers:  Cecil Beaton, Bill Brandt and George Rodger

Many photographers documented the impact of German air raids on British cities for audiences at home and overseas during the Second World War.  This talk examines the Blitz photography of three of Britain’s most prominent photographers, with our current exhibition of London Blitz photographs as a backdrop.

Hilary Roberts is Head Curator of Photography at Imperial War Museums (IWM) in Britain. A specialist in the history of war photography, Roberts works with collections of historic war photography around the world. She also works closely with civilian and military photographers covering current conflicts.

This talk is free and open to the public.

The event runs from 7:00 pm on Wednesday June 19th 2013 at 51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB and will last for approximately an hour.

Our talks are open to everyone. We recommend arriving promptly as seating is limited.

Andy Warhol

June 1, 2013 — September 1, 2013


We are thrilled to announce that the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands will show over 50 early Andy Warhol (1928-1987) drawings in their Print Room this summer, following the success of our exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen.


These works are among the 300 or so newly discovered Warhol drawings that have continued to cause a stir in Europe and the U.S. since being uncovered by Daniel Blau in 2011.


Many of the drawings are studies of the human form, inspired by  photographs or magazine illustrations. They provide invaluable insight into Warhol’s formative years and reveal his skill as a fabulous draughtsman.


The exhibition will move to the Graphische Sammlung in Munich later this year.


Teylers Museum
2011CH Haarlem
The Netherlands
tel +31 (0)23-5319010


Opening: 31 May, 2013
Exhibition: 1 June – 1 September, 2013


From Silverpoint to Silver Screen

January 8, 2013 — March 3, 2013


The first international museum exhibition of Andy Warhol’s ink drawings from the 1950s is on show at Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. “From Silverpoint to Silver Screen” is a collection of early drawings recently discovered by Daniel Blau. More than 150 of these works will be on public view for the first time in this unmissable exhibition from January 8th – February 21st, 2013.


Hardcover, 280 pages, over 200 illustrations in colour and texts by internationally acclaimed experts: our new publication of Andy Warhol’s drawings from the 1950s is finally available for purchase! The first copies of this outstanding hardcover book will arrive at the gallery next week.


Christkindl (PHOTO)markt

December 14, 2011 – December 22, 2011, 2012

Please join us for a rummage through a collection of enigmatic and vernacular photographs put together over the span of 13 years. From wall to table, all photographs, at your perusal, will be available for sale from 80 English pounds upwards. For this special Christmas event we have extended the gallery hours to include Sunday the 18th December, 11am to 6pm.