John Heartfield’s 240 famous political works of art for the AIZ magazine are the most illuminating blow-by-blow visual critique of fascism and Nazis according to the brilliant artist and Tate Modern Curator David King. My grandfather worked night after night, year after year, constantly risking his life, to combine his talent for collage with his understanding of the factors that directly lead to the horrors World War II. He was gifted with a heart capable of great compassion and a mind capable of using satire to strike at the very core of ugly fascist reality. His vision and his work are as essential today as when he used his art “as a weapon” against fascism and the Nazis.
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