Heartfield’s image 5 Finger hat die Hand (5 Fingers Has The Hand) is a simple photograph of a real worker’s raised hand. Yet, it remains one of the most recognizable and powerful images in political art history. It has been reproduced as System Of A Down rock album cover. A man in Guatemala had it tattooed on his back in 2011. In the end, what is more powerful than the human hand? It can create. It can destroy.

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John Heartfield’s Images Die Rote Fahne

5 Finger hat die Hand

(5 Fingers Has The Hand)

Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg founded the newspaper Die Rote Fahne (“The Red Flag”) in Berlin on November 9, 1918.

When the German Communist Party (KPD) was formed in 1919, Die Rote Fahne became the party’s central publication.

The newspaper was outlawed, along with everything that was not on board with Adolf Hitler and The Nazi Party, following the fall of the Weimar Republic in 1933. Hitler seized power after his supporters blamed the KPD and Berlin Jews for the 1933 Reichstag (German Parliament) fire. However, Die Rote Fahne continued to be illegally distributed during the Nazi years.

Heartfield created some of his most famous montages for Die Rote Fahne. He publicly protested the murder of Liebknecht and Luxemburg at the direction of the hated Socialist Party, the SPD.

New works for Die rote Fahne will constantly be added.Please join our social networks for important updates.

John Heartfield Art In The Official John Heartfield Exhibition Shop

“5 Finger hat die Hand (5 Fingers Has The Hand)”



The John Heartfield Exhibition Shop offers exclusive items featuring this classic John Heartfield photomontage. This iconic political collage is easily one of the shop’s most popular items.Profits from The Heartfield Exhibition Shop support The Official John Heartfield Exhibition and the development of an Online Museum For Powerful Political Art.


john heartfield 5 finger poster photo montage art, his most famous political images

Poster
12 x 18 in • 30.48 x 45.72 cm
$ 32.95




john heartfield 5 finger poster photo montage art, his most famous political images

Poster
24 x 36 in • 60.96 x 91.44 cm
$ 52.95




john heartfield 5 finger poster photo montage art, his most famous political images

Poster
12 x 18 in • 30.48 x 45.72 cm
$ 32.95




john heartfield 5 finger poster photo montage art, his most famous political images

Poster
24 x 36 in • 60.96 x 91.44 cm
$ 52.95




Great News!

The Shop is currently overhauling it’s entire clothing inventory. We adding new images and new artists to the collection. The John Heartfield Shop now features political artists and graphic designs in our REVEAL ART Collection.

We’re also reducing our prices because it’s more important than ever to distribute political art.



Curated By Heartfield's Grandson, John J Heartfield