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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.23.1
People
John Heartfield, German (Berlin, Germany 1891 - 1968 Berlin, Germany)
Title
One must have a special disposition toward suicide to forget that Social Democracy was needed very urgently in the period of Spartacism and not to bear in mind that perhaps one day it will be needed even more urgently
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Man muss eine besondere Veranlagung zum Selbstmord haben, wenn man vergisst, dass man die Sozialdemokratie in der Periode des Spartakismus sehr dringend gebraucht hat, und nicht bedenkt, dass man sie vielleicht eines Tages noch dringlicher brauchen wird
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1931
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/212338
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Photogravure printed on cream wove paper
Technique
Photogravure
Dimensions
folded sheet: 38 x 27.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Evans 1/31
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, American Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum Fund
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.23.1
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

HAA 176m Berlin and Moscow, 1918/1930 Rotation #1 (S421) Spring 2011, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/22/2011 - 03/12/2011

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013

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