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The Jazz Age

A work made of lithograph in black ink on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph in black ink on cream wove paper.

Date:

c. 1935

Artist:

Carl Hoeckner
American, born Germany, 1883-1972

About this artwork

Associated both with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Hull House, Hoeckner here transformed a burlesque performance into a frightening scene of ghoulish patrons gawking at a performer’s striptease. The curvaceous woman smiles right back at the crowd as she tosses her underwear, while behind her is a compressed group of jazz musicians with generalized features and instruments. The orbs and jutting diagonal lines that cross the composition recall the solar system, a subject the artist turned to later in life.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Carl Hoeckner

Title

The Jazz Age

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1935

Medium

Lithograph in black ink on cream wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 26.7 × 40.5 cm (10 9/16 × 16 in.); Sheet: 29.3 × 43.9 cm (11 9/16 × 17 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Carl Hoeckner, Jr.

Reference Number

1998.475

Extended information about this artwork

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