Collage art origins: the Dada knife of Hannah Höch.

Hannah Höch, 1919.
Hannah Höch, Schnitt mit dem Küchenmesser DADA durch die letzte weimarer Bierbauchkulturepoche Deutschland, 1919. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

A popular technique among “zine” publishers, contemporary collage art owes a great debt to the Dada art movement and a fascinating rebel on its fringe—ground-breaking artist Hannah Höch.

Hannah Höch, the Dada art movement, and serious collage.
Edged out and branded a degenerate.
“Hannah Höch was one of the most important collage artists of the 20th century.” —Daniel F. Herrmann, Whitechapel Gallery.