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Otto Dix

WERDEN, ca. 1919

5 woodcuts plus cover, portfolio in red cloth-covered portfolio box
14 1/5 × 11 4/5 in
36 × 30 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Stuttgart
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Galerie Valentien
Stuttgart
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The woodcuts on white vat paper slightly vary in size; they measure on average 36 x 30 cm. Each …

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The woodcuts on white vat paper slightly vary in size; they measure on average 36 x 30 cm. Each sheet is signed in pencil and numbered 2/5. The justification bears the number 4 in ink.
Karsch 339, 340 II, 343-345
This is the first of Dix‘ numerous portfolios and the one with the smallest edition (only 5 copies were ever …

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R. Kaemmerer
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Galerie Valentien
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.

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Galerie Valentien
Stuttgart
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The woodcuts on white vat paper slightly vary in size; they measure on average 36 x 30 cm. Each …

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The woodcuts on white vat paper slightly vary in size; they measure on average 36 x 30 cm. Each sheet is signed in pencil and numbered 2/5. The justification bears the number 4 in ink.
Karsch 339, 340 II, 343-345
This is the first of Dix‘ numerous portfolios and the one with the smallest edition (only 5 copies were ever …

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Medium
Print
Publisher
R. Kaemmerer
Image rights
Galerie Valentien
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

WERDEN, ca. 1919

5 woodcuts plus cover, portfolio in red cloth-covered portfolio box
14 1/5 × 11 4/5 in
36 × 30 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Stuttgart
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