The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Tangled Barbed Wire before the Trench
Drahtverhau vor dem Kampfgraben

Year: 1924


Barbed wire was invented in the 1870s for cattle containment. In the First World War, it was widely used as a defensive barrier. A soldier tangled in wire was an easy target for small arms fire.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #30
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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