1 2 3, 1977 silkscreens in black on red paper, each numbered 2/10 in pencil (3) sheet 36 x 45 1/2in (91.5 x 115.6cm)
Note: According to the 2006 Whitney Biennial Catalog, Brauntuch's imagery was appropriated from sketches by Adolf Hitler:
A 1977 series of photographic screenprints with the simple title 1 2 3 was made using borrowed imagery: unremarkable sketches of a tank, a vestibule, and a stage set. There is no accompanying caption or other text with which to site these fragmentary clues, whose immediate capacity to signify has been temporarily tampered with. The appropriated sketches were, it turns out, penned by Adolf Hitler, whose name, of course, once divulged, imparts overwhelming significance to otherwise rather insignificant images. Brauntuch highlights the strange effect such alienation and then reuniting of form and content can have on a viewer.