Heartfield’s German Dada Graphics: Book Interiors

Berliner Redensart

(A Berlin Saying)

heartfield graphic for tucholsky book

A Berlin Saying

Putting ears on the sides of trousers can be considered a deceptively simple Heartfield Dada construct. To fully appreciate the montage, note the use of shadow and meticulous placement. Heartfield was a perfectionist. After hours of solitary work, he brought his maquette (original) to the reproducers, only to rework the image once again after he saw what they had done.
Curated By Heartfield's Grandson, John J Heartfield