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This is Nazi Brutality. 1942
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Artist: BEN SHAHN (1898-1969) Size: 28 1/4 x 38 1/8 in./72 x 96.7 cm U.S. Gov't Printing Office, Washington, DC When a Nazi official was shot by two Czechs in 1942, the Germans retaliated by literally wiping out the entire mining village of Lidice. Over a ten-hour period, every man in the city was shot, while the women and children were sent to concentration camps. This massacre became an eye-opening emblem of Nazi brutality the world over. Here, by not allowing the viewer to see the man's face, we can impose any image -- ourselves even -- on the figure, making the poster all the more visceral and horrifying a reminder of that day's events.
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A-/ Fold marks.
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This is Nazi Brutality. 1942

Estimate $700 - $900
May 01, 2011
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0450: This is Nazi Brutality. 1942

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Est. $700 - $900Starting Price $500
PAI-LIII Rare Posters
May 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0450 Details

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Artist: BEN SHAHN (1898-1969) Size: 28 1/4 x 38 1/8 in./72 x 96.7 cm U.S. Gov't Printing Office, Washington, DC When a Nazi official was shot by two Czechs in 1942, the Germans retaliated by literally wiping out the entire mining village of Lidice. Over a ten-hour period, every man in the city was shot, while the women and children were sent to concentration camps. This massacre became an eye-opening emblem of Nazi brutality the world over. Here, by not allowing the viewer to see the man's face, we can impose any image -- ourselves even -- on the figure, making the poster all the more visceral and horrifying a reminder of that day's events.
Condition
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A-/ Fold marks.

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