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
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.
Photomontage, is a collage technique, was invented by the German artists after World War 1. They combined details of diverse photographs into new compositions, thereby creating work with a strong social political message.