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The Way Home, plate two from Die Hölle

A work made of transfer lithograph on tan imitation japanese paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of transfer lithograph on tan imitation japanese paper.

Date:

1919

Artist:

Max Beckmann (German, 1884-1950)
printed by C. Naumann’s Druckerei (German)
published by I. B. Neumann (German)

About this artwork

Max Beckmann introduced his print cycle Hell with this image, also depicted on the cover of the portfolio with the following text: “Hell. (Grand Spectacle in ten images by Beckmann.) Honored ladies and gentlemen of the public, pray step up. We can offer you the pleasant prospect of ten minutes or so in which you will not be bored. Full satisfaction guaranteed, or else your money back.” In the manner of a street vender or hawker, Beckmann ironically encouraged the viewer to step into this world of supposed entertainment. The black dog at the bottom, reminiscent of Cerberus, signals the actual content of the images to follow.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

The Way Home, plate two from Die Hölle

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1919

Medium

Transfer lithograph on tan imitation Japanese paper

Dimensions

Image: 71.5 × 48 cm (28 3/16 × 18 15/16 in.); Sheet: 87.3 × 61.5 cm (34 3/8 × 24 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Martin Gecht

Reference Number

1989.685.2

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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