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The Street, plate three 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

This chaotic image introduces Max Beckmann’s interest in observing the variety of social types that surrounded him in the early Weimar Republic, including the wounded veteran at the right of this scene. Veterans were an ever-present sign of the war, which both left many of them crippled and led to the economic crisis forcing many to beg on the streets. Next to the veteran in this image, a bourgeois man in a bowler carries away another figure who is perhaps injured or incapacitated. Whether he is a revolutionary or wounded everyman, the crowds ignore this odd disruption in their midst.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

The Street, plate three from Die Hölle

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1919

Medium

Transfer lithograph on tan imitation Japanese paper

Dimensions

Image: 67.5 × 53.5 cm (26 5/8 × 21 1/8 in.); Sheet: 87 × 61 cm (34 5/16 × 24 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1989.685.3

Copyright

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

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