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That's Entertainment: Theater & Circus - Galerie St. Etienne
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Medium
Signature
Signed, lower right; titled, lower center, and numbered 38/50, lower left.
Series
Plate 3 from the cycle "Circus." From the edition of 50 impressions.

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.

High auction record
£3.3m, Sotheby's, 1999
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33Tate
2016
Modern Masters: Degenerate Art at the Museum of Fine Arts BernKunstmuseum Bern
2015
New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Skit, 1922

Etching on heavy off-white wove paper
15 1/2 × 11 3/4 in
39.4 × 29.8 cm
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New York
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Medium
Signature
Signed, lower right; titled, lower center, and numbered 38/50, lower left.
Series
Plate 3 from the cycle "Circus." From the edition of 50 impressions.

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.

High auction record
£3.3m, Sotheby's, 1999
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works by Otto Dix
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