May 13, 2021 - Sale 2568

Sale 2568 - Lot 326

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


[SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY.] Complete series of 31 plates. Circa 1936.

Each 22 3/4x14 1/2 inches, 57 3/4x46 3/4 cm.
Condition varies, generally A. Printed on card stock.

An exceptional, and virtually unexplainable series of linoleum-cut prints with a decidedly comic, yet at times virulent, anti-capitalist theme. Amongst the recognizable motifs are pro-labor, anti-capitalist, pro-worker and overall socialist imagery. However the irony, sarcasm and in some cases, the patently absurd messages, become confusing. Paul Herzel was a German sculptor, about whom little is known. Images available upon request.