Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhelm Höpfner and Stanley William Hayter and the Death of Hektor
November 15, 2018-February 14, 2019
Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhlem Höpfner examines the tumultuous period of German history between 1918 and 1940 through the lens of one quiet, reserved artist’s prints.
Though called “the morning star of the etching needle” by some German scholars, Höpfner is virtually unknown in the United States. An intriguing synthesis of Surrealism and New Objectivity, the prints on display capture the artist’s attempt to navigate the cultural, social, and political climate of the Weimar Period and early years of the Third Reich.
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