Artworks and Artists
Adolf the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk

Adolf the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk,
before 28 August 1932, printed before 1942
Heartfield, John
gelatin silver print
35.4 x 24.6 cm; image: 33 x 24.1 cm

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John Heartfield found inspiration in the revolutionary art of the newly formed communist Soviet Union. He gained a reputation as a creator of satirical Photomontages. His images were a potent tool used to undermine the political power of the Nazis. This image appeared in a 1932 issue of AIZ titled "Prince and worker in one party?" which dealt with the contradictory class appeals of Nazism.