Wednesday, September 18, 2013

John Heartfield, Adolf the Superman- Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk 1932.

This photo was used as an anti-Hitler poster during the 1932 elections. It drew attention to the financial support Hitler received from wealthy industrialists who feared that Germany might vote for a communist government. Heartfield created this strategical image by combining a portrait of Hitler, and x-ray of the human body, a swastika to represent the Nazi party, and a vertebrae of gold coins. He used this image to target capitalism and fascism as an evil force.

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