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Lens is Bombed, from War

A work made of drypoint on cream laid paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of drypoint on cream laid paper.

Date:

1924

Artist:

Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969)
published by Verlag Karl Nierendorf/Galerie Nierendorf (German)

About this artwork

World War I was the first industrial war, and it took full and destructive advantage of symbols of progress, such as the airplane shown here. These images of civilian destruction would have played off the 10th-anniversary celebrations of the beginning of the “glorious” war taking place in 1924, the same year that Otto Dix’s print cycle was produced. For the artist, the human capacity to destroy trumped the glamour of the stories of the fighting aces like the Red Barron or Hermann Göring being taken up in nationalist circles.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Otto Dix

Title

Lens is Bombed, from War

Origin

Germany

Date

1924

Medium

Drypoint on cream laid paper

Dimensions

398 × 246 mm (plate); 475 × 353 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment

Reference Number

1999.359.3

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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