May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 16

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
28 3/4x36 3/4 inches, 73x93 1/2 cm. A. Wohlfeld, Magdeburg.
Condition B+: repaired tears and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins; restored losses at edges and in top right corner.
Fuchs worked for most of his life in his native Berlin. In addition to studies at the Berlin Akademie under Lovis Corinth, he also studied at the Wiemar Art School. After World War I, he joined the November Group, whose artistic members advocated for a social revolution, a greater role for artists in the new German Republic and a unification between art and the populace. Between 1918 and 1919, the November Group also worked with the "Publictiy Office of the German Republic" (Werbedienst der Deutschen Republik), a governmental branch aimed at restoring civility and order to society in the trauma following the end of the War. Fuchs designed two posters for the cause in his "distinctive graphic style in which expressionist vocabularies of violent color and distorted form united with dynamic yet legible text exhorting workers to support the new Republic" ( Here the message reads, "Do you want to satisfy your hunger? Without coal there will be no food - agriculture and mining are calling you," and "work brings bread." Politische Plakat p. 48, LACMA M.2003.114.121. rare