Max Pechstein. Poster for periodical An die Laterne (To the Lamp Post). 1919

Max Pechstein Poster for periodical An die Laterne (To the Lamp Post) 1919

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Pechstein made this poster to advertise a short-lived journal, An die Laterne (To the lamp post), which promoted the incumbent Social Democratic Party. Its image of clenched-fisted, flag-carrying protestors—probably Communists—marching by a man hanged from a lamppost was a warning against the mob violence and anarchy that threatened to destabilize the fledgling Weimar Republic. Pechstein was one of the most politically engaged artists of the early postwar period.

Gallery label from German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, March 27–July 11, 2011.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
28 3/8 x 37 5/16" (72 x 94.7 cm)
Publisher
Werbedienst der deutschen Republik, Berlin
Editor
Max Schulz, Berlin
Printer
Nauck & Hartmann, Berlin
Credit
Gift of The Lauder Foundation, Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund
Object number
339.1984
Copyright
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Architecture and Design

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