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Poster - "Jeder 2. Deutsche hat Ubergewicht"
  • "Jeder 2. Deutsche hat Ubergewicht"
    Staeck, Klaus, born 1938
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"Jeder 2. Deutsche hat Ubergewicht"

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1977 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Staeck, Klaus, born 1938 (designer)
    Steidl, Gerhard (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1725-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB3G, shelf DR25

Klaus Staeck (b. 1938) is a social activist and graphic designer who trained as a lawyer in Germany. Constant themes in his poster art are social justice, free speech and political honesty. Over the years, the prolific Staeck has produced many controversial examples of agitprop - some landing him in German courts. Though addressing many complex political issues facing our contemporary existence, Klaus Staeck relies on simple visual motifs which incorporate the use of photomontage.

Physical description

Two young boys holding empty bowls. Offset lithograph in black & white, red and yellow border.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1977 (made)

Artist/maker

Staeck, Klaus, born 1938 (designer)
Steidl, Gerhard (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

"Jeder 2. Deutsche hat Ubergewicht"
Every second German is overweight

Dimensions

Width: 59 cm

Descriptive line

'Jeder 2. Deutsche hat Ubergewicht' (Every 2nd German is overweight), agitprop poster by Klaus Staeck; Germany, 1977

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Politics; Starvation; Agitprop; Hunger; Society; Propaganda

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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