Lot 78 of 443:
Ecce Homo, Edition A w/ pencil-signed prints  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$16,800
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Ecce Homo

Grosz, George


[Malik Verlag]



1 preliminary leaf (table of contents) with 10 of 16 color lithographs and 27 of 86 black & white lithographs. (Folio) 36x26.5 cm (14¼x10½") in silk-covered clamshell box stamped on cover in gilt, lettered in negative space. From Edition 'A', the deluxe edition, of which 50 copies were produced.

Each print pencil signed by George Grosz, plate II signed with his middle name Ehrenfried included. George Grosz 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. The Nazis attempted to discredit Grosz in the infamous "Degenerate Art" exhibition, earning him eternal glory. Alexander Dücker, S1A.

Lot Amendments

Portfolio sunned and worn, spine perishing. some prints with minuscule tears and chips at edges, a few lightly bumped at corners, minor creases, occasional stains, mostly in margins.

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