1957 Offset Lithograph Circus George Grosz Party Performer German XAP9

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This is an original 1957 monochrome offset lithograph of the circus by George Grosz.

Grosz was a part of the avant-garde, modernist movement called Expressionism. It originated in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century and remained popular during the Weimar culture in the 1930s. It aims to present the world from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Artists in this movement sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.

CONDITION

This 54+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Offset Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.25 x 8.25 inches; 18 x 21 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Grosz, George. Artist name printed on page - bottom right of image.

Grosz, George (1893-1959)

Popular German artist George Grosz was known for his caricatures of life in Berlin during the 1920s. Before he emigrated to the United States in the early 1930s he was a member of both the Dada movement and a verist of the New Objectivity group in Weimar Republic of Germany. While in the US, he ventured away from caricatures, preferring instead to focus on landscapes and watercolors.

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