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Hannah Höch 1889: Hannah Höch
1.11.1889: Hannah Höch (†31.5.1978)
The German Dadaist graphic artist and painter Hannah Höch was born on this day in 1889. She refused to be tied down to one medium, preferring to work with painting, drawing, photography and collage. Höch also created art installations and designed theater costumes.

In 1919 Hannah Höch took part in the first Berlin Dada exhibition and later worked with Kurt Schwitters on his Merz structure. Like other Dadaists, she used her collages as a social and political critique of the German empire. Höch’s art was banned by the National Socialist regime, who dubbed it "entartet" - degenerate.
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  The economics minister was found guilty of insider trading
  The chancellor was seen with his secretary in a motel
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