George Grosz. The Big Pastime

18.4.2014 - 17.8.2014

Comprising 120 works by George Grosz (1893 – 1959), the collection of prints and drawings of Museum Kunstpalast includes a representative cross section of the artist’s oeuvre. On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the artist’s death these works, along with high-calibre loans from private holdings, will be presented in a solo exhibition.

Grosz, who, alongside Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) is one of the most important representatives of the “New Objectivity” movement, is well-known foremost for his socially-critical works from the period of the Weimar Republic. With his unmistakable, economical drawing style, which with sharp lines focused on the essential, he held a mirror up to the spectator, expressed strong criticism and exposed truths. Having received death threats, he finally emigrated to the USA.

The exhibition concentrates on early works, created prior to his emigration in 1933.

Accompanying the exhibition, a richly illustrated catalogue in German will be published by Wienand Verlag, comprising approx. 192 pages.

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