Many of John Heartfield masterpieces of 20th century political art are as relevant today as when he created them in the twentieth century. “The Executioner and Justice” could be a visual for the Black Lives Matter movement. “Atomwaffen” is a timeless warning against the constant threat of nuclear weapons. High-quality reproductions of these posters and more are available in the John Heartfield Exhibition Shop.


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John Heartfield Political Art Posters

Masterpieces Of Political Art

Supporters of John Heartfield’s anti-Nazi AIZ photomontages had some of the most powerful ones reproduced as posters. These posters were pasted on public surfaces throughout the city of Berlin.These posters was made possible by the printing process “rotogravure.” Talented artisans, guided by Heartfield’s precise instructions, etched his work into many small recesses of intaglio copper cylinders. Ink was then transferred to a moving web of paper.

To many observers, the messages of Heartfield’s political art is as relevant today as it was in the early 1930s. For example, there are still politicians who appear to morph gold into speeches full of junk.

New Heartfield Posters will always be added.
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Curated By Heartfield's Grandson, John J Heartfield