Adolf der Übermensch: Schluckt Gold und redet Blech
(Adolf The Superman: Swallows Gold And Spits Tin)
(Adolf Hitler The Superman: Swallows Gold And Spouts Junk)
Adolf The Superman: Swallows Gold and spits Tin
John Heartfield Posters
July 17, 1932
Rotogravure: 38 x 27 cm
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John Heartfield’s photomontage of Adolf Hitler with his chest and belly full of gold from his financial supporters is one of the artist’s most famous images.
Heartfield shows the führer performing a miracle of political alchemy as he converts financial contributions from war investors into nonsense into order to stir up the people.
This montage of Hitler was originally an AIZ Magazine Cover. It was a count, a member of the German nobility, who saw the need for this montage to be reproduced as a poster and to be distributed throughout a Berlin under the shadow of the Nazi Party.
Incredibly, John Heartfield managed to survive as a resident of Berlin until Easter Sunday, 1933, when the SS came to his apartment to assasinate him. The frail five-foot-two Heartfield escaped by squeezing into a trash bin after jumping through the french doors of his Berlin apartment.
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“Adolf The Superman: Swallows Gold and Spits Junk”
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offers a very high-quality reproduction of this searing portrait exposing Adolf Hitler. This image was typical of the type of art that made John Heartfield number five on the Gestapo’s Most Wanted List. Proudly display this collage reflecting the effect of financial backing on the nonsense spouted by today’s politicians. Profits from The Heartfield Exhibition Shop support The Official John Heartfield Exhibition and the development of an Online Museum For Progressive Political Art.