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Otto Dix, ‘Grosses Selbstbildnis / Large Self-Portrait’, 1965, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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Otto Dix

Grosses Selbstbildnis / Large Self-Portrait, 1965

Lithograph
29 7/10 × 21 1/10 in
75.5 × 53.5 cm
Edition of 35
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,950
Location
Sitges
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Sylvan Cole Gallery
Sitges

THE RARE DELUXE ISSUE, ON EXTREMELY FINE JAPON NACRE, OF THIS INTENSE SELF-PORTRAIT, ONE OF …

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Print
Signature
Signed in pencil
Publisher
Wolfgang Ketterer
Otto Dix
German, 1891–1969
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In his Expressionist prints and paintings, Otto Dix immortalized the unprecedented horrors of World War I and its crippling aftereffects on life in Berlin. Anguish radiates from Dix’s desolate landscapes of military trenches filled with barely distinguishable, decaying human remains, the legacy of the first industrialized war, while images of poor, disfigured, and lonely veterans invisible to passersby on the streets were comments on war’s unequal impact on different societal groups. Exploitation is also the theme of his “Femme Fatale” paintings, criticizing the narcissism that drove women to work the system in attempt to outdo one another—a representation of the social turmoil at the time. Along with George Grosz, Dix is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), a term used to characterize the turn of public attitudes in Weimar Germany toward the practical and functional and the art the emerged from it.

Otto Dix, ‘Grosses Selbstbildnis / Large Self-Portrait’, 1965, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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THE RARE DELUXE ISSUE, ON EXTREMELY FINE JAPON NACRE, OF THIS INTENSE SELF-PORTRAIT, ONE OF DIX'S FINEST PRINTS.

Signed in pencil by the artist.

In perfect condition.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil
Publisher
Wolfgang Ketterer
Otto Dix
German, 1891–1969
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In his Expressionist prints and paintings, Otto Dix immortalized the unprecedented horrors of World War I and its crippling aftereffects on life in Berlin. Anguish radiates from Dix’s desolate landscapes of military trenches filled with barely distinguishable, decaying human remains, the legacy of the first industrialized war, while images of poor, disfigured, and lonely veterans invisible to passersby on the streets were comments on war’s unequal impact on different societal groups. Exploitation is also the theme of his “Femme Fatale” paintings, criticizing the narcissism that drove women to work the system in attempt to outdo one another—a representation of the social turmoil at the time. Along with George Grosz, Dix is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), a term used to characterize the turn of public attitudes in Weimar Germany toward the practical and functional and the art the emerged from it.

Otto Dix

Grosses Selbstbildnis / Large Self-Portrait, 1965

Lithograph
29 7/10 × 21 1/10 in
75.5 × 53.5 cm
Edition of 35
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,950
Location
Sitges
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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