Political Art. „Ich bin der Grösste“, 1972. Serigraph by Erwin WORTELKAMP


Political art. „Ich bin der Grösste“, 1972. Large-scale serigraph on light cardboard by Erwin WORTELKAMP (*1938 GER). Hand-signed, numbered (125/165) and dated. Titled in the print

From the portfolio „Strauss-Mappe“ - Solidarity with Rainer Hachfeld, 1972

Paper size: 59.8 x 84.5 cm

Image size: -

Condition: Excellent

Artist and oeuvre: See Wikipedia. Political artist Erwin Wortelkamp was  a participant of Documenta exhibition in 1977

The legendary "Strauss Mappe" was initiated by the artists Günther Vossiek and Siegfried Neuenhausen as an act of solidarity with the caricaturist Rainer Hachfeld, who was brought to trial for depicting Franz Josef Strauss, chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU), with a swastika-like body.

A copy of this political portfolio is contained in the collection of the Harvard Art Museums (http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/218236)

„Derart brisante Werke waren auf dem offenen Kunstmarkt kaum anzubieten. Um einstweilige Verfügungen zu vermeiden, versandte der von Neuenhausen und Vossiek zu diesem Zweck gegründete "Verein zur Förderung moderner Kunst e. V." Subskriptionseinladungen einzig an ausgewählte Vertrauenspersonen.“ (Der Spiegel, 24. April 1972)


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