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Heartfield Posters Knüppel

DER KNÜPPEL COVER BY UNKNOWN ARTIST,
NOT JOHN HEARTFIELD

Heartfield Posters Knüppel Political Photomontage

John Heartfield Posters Knüppel Political Photomontage Art

Although the Der Knüppel Cover (left) is not a work by John Heartfield, it was chosen to illustrate the character of the leftwing satiric publication.Der Knüppel translates to the “The Stick” and was later known as “The Red Stick.” The image of a red stick, representing the KPD (Communist Party), pummeling a cringing Hitler is a good visual representation of how Heartfield and other German artists used humor to minimize the führer’s gravitas.

Der Knüppel appeared irregularly from 1923 to 1927.

John Heartfield created art and worked as an editor.

New works for Der Knüppel will always be added. Please check the Exhibition Networking Sites for updates.

Curated By Heartfield's Grandson, John J Heartfield