John Heartfield

Adolf Hitler The Superman john heartfield political collage

(artwork provided by The Official John Heartfield Exhibiton)

 John Heartfield is credited as the founder of modern photomontage, a form of collage. He openly attacked Hitler using “art as a weapon”, by producing and distributing many art pieces while remaining under constant threat of assassination by Hitler’s Third Reich. The above piece is entitled “Adolf Hitler The Superman: Swallows Gold And Spouts Junk”.

 A special thanks to to The Official John Heartfield Exhibition for allowing us to use this artwork. This exhibition is run by his grandson of the same name whom carries on the important work of the Heartfield legacy.

 Do yourself a favor and visit the exhibition here to understand the nature of John Heartfield’s life and the entire scope of his contribution to Modern Art, as well as activism art.