John Heartfield
The Judgement of the World! 1933

Artwork details

Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Title
The Judgement of the World!
Das Urteil der Welt!
Date 1933
Medium Magazine
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 385 x 275 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39289

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Hermann Goring was widely associated with the Reichstag fire and the ensuing trial. Heartfield painted flames onto the image, making it explicitly demonic. This issue of AIZ was published as the trial reached its conclusion. A Dutchman, Marinus van der Lubbe, was condemned and executed.

February 2016

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