John Heartfield

China, the Giant, Awakes - Woe to the Invader!

1938

On display at Tate Modern

Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Original title
China, der Riese, erwacht - wehe dem Eindringling!
Medium
Magazine
Dimensions
Image: 269 x 380 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39314

Display caption

Rather optimistically Heartfield predicted the resurgence of China after it had been subdued by Japan. The image of the giant breaking its bonds suggests Gulliver in Lilliput.

Gallery label, February 2016