Heinz Fuchs. Workers. Famine. Death Is Approaching. Strike Destroys. Work Nourishes. Do Your Duty. Work (Arbeiter. Hunger. Tod naht. Streik zerstört, Arbeit ernährt. Tut eure Pflicht. Arbeitet). 1919

Heinz Fuchs Workers. Famine. Death Is Approaching. Strike Destroys. Work Nourishes. Do Your Duty. Work (Arbeiter. Hunger. Tod naht. Streik zerstört, Arbeit ernährt. Tut eure Pflicht. Arbeitet) 1919

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This image of a monstrously huge Death figure terrorizing the city streets was meant as a caution against the damage that strikes and work stoppages could do to the economy and to people’s livelihood in the fragile and volatile new republic.

Gallery label from German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, March 27–July 11, 2011.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet (irreg.): 29 3/16 x 40 9/16" (74.1 x 103 cm)
Publisher
Werbedienst der deutschen Republik, Berlin
Credit
Gift of Peter Müller-Munk
Object number
557.1943
Department
Architecture and Design

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