Exhibitions/ Art Object

Der Sinn von Genf. wo das Kapital lebt, kann der Frieden nicht leben!

Artist:
John Heartfield (German, 1891–1968)
Artist:
Unknown (German)
Editor:
Willi Münzenberg (German, 1889–1940)
Editor:
Herman Leupold (German)
Date:
1932
Medium:
Photomechanical reproduction
Dimensions:
38.1 x 28.0 cm (15 x 11 in.)
Classification:
Periodicals
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.470
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
[Suzanne Pastor, Cologne, to Waddell, June 19, 1987]; John C. Waddell

New York. Neue Galerie. "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933," October 1, 2015–January 4, 2016.

Peters, Olaf, ed. Berlin Metropolis: 1918–1933. New York: Neue Galerie, 2015. no. 245, pp. 360, 387.



The photomontage depicts a white dove of peace skewered by a bayonette mounted on the end of a rifle; in the background stands the Geneva Völkerbund (civic building), atop of which flies the Nazi flag. For a variant see: Wieland Herzfelde, John Heartfield, Leben und Werk, Dresden: VEB Verlag der Kunst, 1962/1971, pl. 235.
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