Antonio Seguí’s Politically-Charged Prints Come to Paris
Framed: 30.75in x 24.75in x 1.2in
We wish to thank Ralph Jentsch for his gracious assistance in cataloguing this work, which will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of works on paper by George Grosz. A photo-certificate accompanies this lot.
Signature: Signed and dated lower left: Grosz / 36
Studio of the artist, Douglaston, New York, 1936; Collection of Bernard and Rebecca Reis, New York; Collection of Barbara Poe Levee, Los Angeles, California, by descent; Private collection, Denver, Colorado, by descent.
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