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Justine Kurland
Prospecting the South Fork of the Platte River
2008
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
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GOTHAM ART & THEATER
by Elisabeth Kley



The German artist George Grosz so despised the savagery of World War I that he tried to commit suicide in 1917 and was later almost shot for desertion. His ruthless caricatures of the 1920s captured the perversity of Weimar Berlin, filled with profiteers, prostitutes and poverty-stricken cripples and amputees. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Grosz emigrated to America where he lived until 1958, the year before he died.

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