Lot 699: Nieder mit dem Bolschewismus. 1918
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: OTTO G.K. VON KURSELL (1884-1967) Size: 39 3/8 x 26 7/8 in./100 x 67.1 cm A student of Franz von Stuck, Kursell became a prominent political cartoonist during the First World War, frequently targeting Communists, Jews, and Russians. This is the most famous of all his propaganda posters, showing the snake of Bolshevism attacking the German people, claiming that the beast brings war, hunger, and death to all it encounters. (wwi)
Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges.
Dimensions: 39 3/8 x 26 7/8 in./100 x 67.1 cm
Artist or Maker: OTTO G.K. VON KURSELL (1884-1967)