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Poster - Der Hofmeister

Der Hofmeister

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1975 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Matthies, Holger, born 1940 (artist)
    Bahruth (printers (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Felix Gluck, Editor of <i>Modern Publicity</i>. Reproduced courtesy of Holger Matthies

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR77, box BRITISH MUSEUM POSTERS

This poster advertises an adaptation by Bertholt Brecht of Der Hofmeister ('The Tutor'), a comedy written by Jacob Lenz, at the Schauspielhaus, Kiel, about 1975. Holger Matthies specialises in graphic design for theatre and music. This surreal image advertised a play featuring the castration of the main character. Matthies's powerful works depend on the art of photography and photomontage. He takes his own photographs and works consistently with the same printer, Bahruth, to achieve the desired brilliance and clarity.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Germany (made)


ca. 1975 (printed)


Matthies, Holger, born 1940 (artist)
Bahruth (printers (people))

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph


Height: 840 mm, Width: 594 mm

Descriptive line

Colour offset lithograph entitled 'Der Hofmeister', by Holger Matthies.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Banana (fruit)


Entertainment & Leisure; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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