Archive for August 7th, 2012

George Grosz: Ecce Homo

George Grosz (1893-1959) was a German artist known mainly for his savage caricatures. These are from Ecce Homo (1923), a collection of pieces showing his take on post WWI Germany.
“In Grosz’s Germany, everything and everybody is for sale. All human transactions, except for the class solidarity of the workers, are poisoned. The world is owned by four breeds of pig: the capitalist, the officer, the priest and the hooker, whose other form is the sociable wife. He was one of the hanging judges of art.” -Robert Hughes (oddly enough, I just heard Hughes died as I was writing this) [click on image to enlarge]