The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Two Victims of Capitalism

Year: 1923

Description: She bears a syphilitic scar that resembles a bullet hole. He has a war wound that looks like female genitalia. To Dix, they are both casualties of a system that recruits bodies for payment.

Originally entitled Whore With War Cripple it was renamed Two Victims of Capitalism when it appeared in the communist journal Die Pleite.

Provenance: Die Pleite

The Family of the Painter Adalbert Trillhaase

Year: 1923

Description: Adalbert Trillhaase was a sculptor and allegorical painter from Dusseldorf. He was one of the artists in the circle of Johanna Ey, a baker turned art dealer who nutured young artists from the Dusseldorf academy. It was at the academy where Trillhaase met Dix. His family sat for Dix in 1923.

Trillhaase's own style has been compared to the British artist and occultist Aleister Crowley. In 1931, both artists were shown in Karl Nierendorf's "The World Below." Otto Dix was also displayed in that exhibition. One of his contributions was The Family of the Painter Adalbert Trillhaase.

Provenance: Public Museum

  • Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

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  • Sabrina Sohn

    I was wondering if the subject matter himself commissioned the artist to draw the doctor or not? thanks