Antonio Seguí’s Politically-Charged Prints Come to Paris
PROVENANCE: Illustration House, May 21, 2005, lot 56; Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Signature: Signed lower right
Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Draftsman and painter George Grosz is known for his caustic pen-and-ink caricatures of Weimar Germany. Influenced by Expressionism and Futurism in his early career, he was also strongly affected by his wartime experience and joined Berlin's Dada movement in 1918 as a stance of political commitment; he is also associated with the New Objectivity movement (Neue Sachlichkeit). After leaving Germany prior to Hitler's assumption of power, Grosz turned to romanticized nudes, New York cityscapes, and watercolor landscapes in a departure from his earlier social engagement.
German, 1893-1959, Berlin, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany