Harry Graf Kessler (1868 – 1937) was a supporter of John Heartfield and Wieland Herzfelde and their publications, including Malik-Verlag
More about the fascinating life of Harry Graf Kessler can be found the book, Harry Graf Kessler und das Theater, Autor Mäzen Initiator, by Tamara Barzantny (Böhlau).
“In connection with his periodical, [Heartfield] expressed his utter repugnance to the publication of poems by [Theodor] Daubler or [Johannes] Becher or indeed anything that is just art…The main thing is the pulse of the time (der Puls der Zeit) and the greater community in which it resonates. He went on to reject past artistic achievement too, even if in its own time, it did possess precisely this quality of contemporaneity. He and his friends do not want either to document their actions or to create any kind of durable record and thus to impede posterity.”