How I Looked As A Soldier
Description: In 1914, Dix was an enthusiastic volunteer in the Kaiser's army. Retrospect did not allow him to alter depictions of himself at that time. Here he is very much a warrior, course and unshaven with a cigarette in his mouth and a machine gun in his arms. His uniform is tattered while his helmet is punctured. Dix survived despite the skull-like appearance of his face.
Provenance: Neue Galerie, New York