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Geselligkeit (Dinner Party)

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George Grosz, Geselligkeit (Dinner Party), 1929, graphite and ink on paper, Museum Purchase: Ella M. Hirsch Fund, © artist or other rights holder, 38.48

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Title

Geselligkeit (Dinner Party)

Artist

George Grosz (German, 1893-1959)

Date

1929

Medium

graphite and ink on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

18 1/4 in x 23 5/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: 27 Dinner Party, graphite, bottom middle

title: Gellselligkeit, graphite, bottom left

signature; date: Grosz 1929, ink, lower left

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Drawings

Object Type

drawing

Culture

German

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Ella M. Hirsch Fund

Accession Number

38.48

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

drawings

food

ink

paper

parties

pens

Description

In the years following World War I, Germany faced rampant inflation and widespread hunger, yet the elites of society maintained a lavish lifestyle. George Grosz lambasts the corruption and decadence of society in this depiction of a sumptuous dinner party.

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