John Heartfield
On the Occasion of the Crisis Party Conference of the SPD 1931

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Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Title
On the Occasion of the Crisis Party Conference of the SPD
Zum Krisen-Parteitag der SPD
Date 1931
Medium Magazine
Dimensions Image: 380 x 279 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X13470

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In this attack on the Social Democrats’ compromise with capitalism, Heartfield quotes Fritz Tarnow, a Social Democrat Trade Unionist: ‘Social Democracy does not want the breakdown of capitalism. Like a doctor, it wants to try to heal and improve it.’

February 2016

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