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1915

George Grosz, American, b. Berlin, Germany, 1893–1959

Oil and charcoal on canvas, 24 × 15 7/8 in. (61 × 40.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2282

Provenance:
Otto Schmalhausen
Galerie van Diemen, Berlin, by 1922
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, to 30 October 1954
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 30 October 1954-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
FORUM GALLERY AND E. V. THAW, New York. "George Grosz 1893-1959," 24 September-12 October 1963, cat. no. 6.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. "German Expressionism after the Great War: the Second Generation," 9 October-31 December 1988. TOUR: FORT WORTH ART MUSEUM, Texas, 2 February-9 April 1989; KUNST MUSEUM DUSSELDORF, Germany, May-July; STAATLICHE GALERIE MORITZBURG, Halle, Germany, August- September.
NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin, Germany. "George Grosz: Berlin-New York," 21 December 1994-17 April 1995, no. IX.4, p. 318, colorpl. p. 319. TOUR: KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN WESTFALEN, Dusseldorf, 6 May-30 July; STAATSGALERIE STUTTGART, September-December.
ZEITGEIST-GESELLSCHAFT, Berlin (organizer); MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU, Berlin (venue). "The Age of Modernism: Art in the 20th Century," 7 May-27 July 1997, no. 221, colorpl., n.p.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kamakura, Japan. "George Grosz: Berlin-New York," 8 April-21 May 2000, no. I-3, p. 172, colorpl., p. 31. TOUR: ITAMI CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Itami, 10 June-30 July, ill. on leaflet, postcard; TOCHIGI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Tochigi, 6 August-24 September, ill. on leaflet.
CASTELLO DI RIVOLI MUSEO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Rivoli, Italy. "Faces in a Crowd: The Modern Figure and Avant-Garde Realism," 4 April - 10 July 2005. TOUR: WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, London, 3 December 2004 - 27 February 2005.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Manifesto: Art x Agency," 15 June 2019-5 January 2020.

Published References:
FRIEDLAENDER, SALOMO [Myrona, pseud.]. George Grosz (Dresden: Rudolph Kaemmerer, 1922), ill. p. 88.
SCHISGALL, JANE. "The Arts in Two Societies: Some Implications for Student Education," Social Education (October 1983), ill. p. 411.
UNSIGNED. "Berlin," The Wilson Quarterly (Summer 1988), ill. p. 103.
WOLFF, JANET. Feminine Sentences: Essays on Women and Culture (Oxford: Polity, 1990), no. 4, ill. n.p.
JENTSCH, RALPH. George Grosz: The Berlin Years (Milan: Electra, 1997), no. 159, ill. p. 62.
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