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1936 Lithograph Interregnum Street Riot Protest Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum Portfolio Windblown Man Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum Portfolio Butcher Shop Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph After Dinner Drinks, Scotch, Cigars Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum, Cigar, Kid w Toy Gun, Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum portfolio Artist Studio small edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

George Grosz Lithograph "Dämmerung" (Twilight ), 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin Published by Malik Verlag, 1923 Numbered in Roman numerals...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

George Grosz Lithograph "Vor Sonnenaufgang" ( Before Sunrise ), 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin Published by Malik Verlag, 1923 Numbered in Roman numerals...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

George Grosz "Whisky" Lithograph, 1917
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper Ecce Homo by George Grosz, 1917 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numerals low...
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1910s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

George Grosz "Ecce Homo" Lithograph, 1921
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1921 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

George Grosz Lithograph "Kraft und Anmut" ( Strength and Grace ), 1922
By (after) George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923 Numbered in Roman numeral...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Engagement - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Engagement is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the platen. 17 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Mal...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Hunger - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1924
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Hunger is an original litograph, realized by George Grosz in 1924, from Hunger Hilfe Von Künstlern, edition of Neuer Deutscher Verlag, Included a frame. In very good conditions....
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

High Finance - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
High finance is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 33 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der M...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Hug - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The hug from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph print, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 83 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,e...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"Walzertraum" ( Waltz Dream ) Lithograph 1921 by George Grosz
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1921 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

"Professor Freud gewidmet" Lithograph 1922 by George Grosz
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1922 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Family - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Family is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 2 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Ma...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Couple - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Couple from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 57 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition o...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

"Niederkunft" ( Lying-in ) Lithograph by George Grosz, 1916
By George Grosz
Located in Berlin, DE
Color Lithograph on handmade paper from Ecce Homo, by George Grosz, 1916 Printed by Kunstanstalt Dr. Selle & Co. AG, Berlin. Published by Malik Verlag, 1923. Numbered in Roman numera...
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1910s Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Interior - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Interior is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 39 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Murder - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Murder is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.12 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Ve...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Separe - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Separe is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.22 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Ve...
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1920s Expressionist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Promenade - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Promenade is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.28 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of De...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Strassenszene - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Strassenszene "Street scene" is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz in 1923, from Ecce Homo, edition Malik Verlag. Included a frame. In very good cond...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Dream - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Dream from Ecce Homo is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 82 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of De...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Execution - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Execution from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 84 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edi...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Offspring - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1922
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Offspring from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate. 19 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, editio...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Aenne - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Aenne is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 38 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Ve...
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1910s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Composition - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Composition from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 65 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edi...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Conversation - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Conversation is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz.. The artwork is from the book Kobes by Heinrich Man, that Grosz illustrated with 10 lithographs. 1st editi...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Ecstasy - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Ecstasy is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the platen.16 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Ve...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Rudi S. - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Rudi S. is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.42 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-V...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Studies - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Studies is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.10 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-V...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Marseille - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Marseille is an original offset lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.6 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Verl...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Friedrichstrasse - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Friedrichstrasse is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 1 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Shark - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Shark is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 66 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-Ve...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Nude - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Nude from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 75 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Offset, Paper, Lithograph

Melancholy - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Melancholy is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 25 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Ma...
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1920s Expressionist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

The walk - Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The walk is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 81 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of Der Malik-...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Interrogation - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Interrogation is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is from the book "Kobes" by Heinrich Man, that Grosz illustrated with 10 drawings reproduce...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Forgiveness - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Forgiveness is an original offset and lithograph print, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is from the suite of illustrations realized by Grosz for the book "Kobes". 1st edition...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Louise - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Louise is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 20 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik-V...
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1920s Expressionist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Landlord - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Landlord is an original vintage offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is plate n.29 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of ...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Apachen - Original offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Apachen from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 58 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, editi...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Ledebour - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Ledebour from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 54 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edit...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Couple - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Couple is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 78 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of Der Malik-Verlag...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Undressing - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Undressing from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.9 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, editi...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Greeting - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Greeting is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 5 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Bereaved - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Bereaved is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 13 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Malik...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

The Responsible - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1920
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Responsible is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n.23 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition...
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1920s Expressionist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Alone - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Alone from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 67 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition ...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Study - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Study from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 53 from the portfolio "Ecce Homo" published between 1922/1923, editi...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Fight from Ecce Homo - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Fight from Ecce Homo is an original offset lithograph, realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 63 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,edition of De...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Bourgeois World - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Bourgeois World from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate no. 18 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/192...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Happiness from Ecce Homo - Original Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
Happiness from Ecce Homo is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 64 from the porfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923,editio...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Spies - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The spies is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is part of the suite of 10 offset and lithographs realized by Grosz for the book "Kobes". 1st e...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

In Thought - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1920
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
In Thought is an original offset and lithograph print realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 37 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of D...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

The Visit - Original Offset and Lithograph by George Grosz - 1923
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The Visit is an original offset and lithograph realized by George Grosz. The artwork is the plate n. 11 from the portfolio Ecce Homo published between 1922/1923, edition of Der Mali...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

The Game - Original Lithograph and Offset by George Grosz - 1925
By George Grosz
Located in Roma, IT
The game from Kobes is an original offset lithograph, realized by Georges Grosz. The artwork is from the book Kobes by Heinrich Man that Grosz illustrated with 10 lithographs. 1st ...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

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George Grosz Lithograph For Sale on 1stDibs

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A george grosz lithograph can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $525, while the lowest priced sells for $321 and the highest can go for as much as $10,355.

george-grosz Biography and Important Works

George Grosz was a German artist known especially for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic. Grosz studied drawing at the Dresden Academy (1909–11) and at the School of Arts and Crafts in Berlin (1912–14). He was in the army from 1914–15, and again for a short time in 1917, but spent the rest of the war in Berlin, where he made violently anti-war drawings, in which his main focus was attacking the social corruption of Germany (capitalists, prostitutes, the Prussian military caste, the middle class). His artworks had great impact in the Berlin Dada movement, 1917–20, and collaborated with John Heartfield and Raoul Hausmann in the invention of photomontage. 

Many of Grosz’s drawings were published in albums (Gott mit uns, Ecce Homo, Der Spiesser-Spiegel, etc.), and he was subject to prosecutions for insulting the army and blasphemy. He visited the United States in 1932 to teach at the Art Students League, New York, and settled there in 1933. In the latter part of his career, he tried to establish himself as a pure painter of landscapes and still life, but also painted many compositions of an apocalyptic and deeply pessimistic kind. His role in the Berlin Dada movement affected political outlooks and artistic developments not only in Germany, but also in Russia, the Balkan nations, and parts of France. 

Grosz's penetrating, darkly humorous style of drawing and his use of satire as a weapon left a deep impression on the work of his contemporaries and the artists of the next generation. Some of his works from the early 1940s, particularly during World War II, do present an allegorical and dramatic representation of Grosz's moral perspective regarding war. Additionally, some of his last pieces from 1958 were photomontages, and hearken back to his earlier Dadaist aesthetic and message, passing judgment upon consumerism and suggesting that his absorption with American culture had ended in disappointment. In 1959, Grosz sold his house and moved back to Berlin. He died shortly after his return, after a fall down the stairs.

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Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

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