The Toads of Property by George Grosz
Photo lithograph, 1922.
Art work details
- Original Title :
- Die Besitzkröten
- Year of production :
- George Grosz
- Medium :
- Photo lithograph
- Dimensions :
- paper: height: 58.5 cms; width: 43 cms; print: height: 47 cms; width 37 cms
- Credit Line :
- Gift of Michael Brooks
- Copyright :
- Estate of George Grosz, Princeton, N.J. / DACS, 2013
- Associated Groups :
- Lithograph, Weimar Republic, Portrait, Grosz, Brooks Gift
George Grosz produced a number of his prints using photo-transfer lithography, enabling cheaper and more affordable prints to enter the market. The title is taken from Schiller’s play Die Raubern (The Robbers). The fat cat capitalists jealously guard their profits, while unemployed workers stand nearby.
The image is also famous for being published in the exhibition catalogue of the ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition, organised by the Nazi Government in Germany in 1937, using artworks seized from German museums and art galleries.
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