Lot 45 of 210:
George Grosz Married Couple Silver Wedding  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Ehepaar [Silbernehochzeit] (Married Couple [Silver Wedding])
Author:
Grosz, George
Place:
Publisher:
Date:
1922
Description:

Lithograph. Image size approximately 49.5x33.5 cm. No. 19 of 40 copies.

Signed and numbered in pencil at the bottom.

George Grosz (German 1893-1959) is associated with the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, along with Otto Dix and Max Beckmann. He was a member of the Berlin Dada group as well as associated with the German Expressionists. As a soldier in World War I Grosz witness the devastation of war which caused his art to comment on social criticism and the decay of German society as he saw it. He was a leftist activist contributing drawings in satirical and critical periodicals. His art was labeled as degenerate by the Nazis and displayed in the famous The “Degenerate Art Exhibition” in Munich 1937 which was designed to foster outrage with the public against un-German, Jewish and Communist art. He immigrated to the US in 1933, and became a naturalized citizen in 1938.

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Condition:
A bit browned, lightly wrinkled; not examined out of frame; very good or better.
 
Item number:
260629
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