ENTARTETE KUNST [Degenerate Art exhibition] (1936) Exhibit poster


[Munich]: 1936. Vintage original 11.5 x 8″ (28 x 22 cm.) special exhibition poster. One small internal tear, mended with archival paper, overall near fine. Offered with a flyer for the traveling exhibit, ca. 1937, 7.75 x 5.5″ (20 x 13.5 cm.), fine. Also three postcards: two of art in the exhibit and one showing the building where it was being held.

Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) was a notorious Third Reich art exhibit which opened in Munich in the White Hall of the police headquarters on Neuhauserstrasse in 1936 and then traveled, starting in July 1937, through various German cities.

The exhibit was designed as a frontal attack on all modernist art, with frequent denunciations of Jewish and Communist influences on the allegedly pure “Aryan” artistic tradition.

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