John Heartfield

On the Occasion of the Crisis Party Conference of the SPD

1931

On display at Tate Modern

Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Original title
Zum Krisen-Parteitag der SPD
Medium
Magazine
Dimensions
Image: 380 x 279 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X13470

Display caption

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.’

Gallery label, February 2016