George Grosz (German/American, 1893-1959)
Früh um 5 Uhr!, from Im Schatten, 1920-21, edition of 100, published by Malik-Verlag, Berlin (Dückers, MIV7). Signed "GROSZ" in pencil l.r. Photolithograph on cream paper, image size 14 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (37.5 x 27.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Several fox marks, not examined out of frame.
N.B. Typical of his biting commentary on society in Weimer Germany, Grosz contrasts a line of poor factory-workers shuffling to work at 5:00 am along the top of his composition, while below, wealthy businessmen are still reveling with prostitutes and alcohol.
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