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The Force of Habit

A work made of stencil.

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  • A work made of stencil.

Date:

January 8, 1945

Artist:

Vladimir Lebedev
Born St. Petersburg, 1891; died Leningrad, 1967
Samuil Iakovlevich Marshak
Born Voronezh, 1887; died Moscow, 1964

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Vladimir V. Lebedev

Title

The Force of Habit

Origin

Soviet Union

Date

1945

Medium

Stencil

Inscriptions

Fritz has returned From overseas To his native family. He’s robbed his father and his sisters, He’s robbed his mother too. The German stormtrooper is unable To be anything but a robber. He says, “Overseas I just got used to it”. “My Fritz!” - says his father “My Fritz!” - sighs his mom. “What a talented boy you are! You can even steal!” The father says, “What a pillaging, It's robbery in broad daylight! You’ve taken after the Führer, After your mother and after me!”

Dimensions

1970 × 855 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

Reference Number

2010.123

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