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A German Artist and Print Maker

Three Prostitutes On The Street

Year: 1925


Three women ply their trade on the streets of post-War Berlin. Two are ladies of evening in search of customers. A third walks by with her nose in the air. She is married into money and enjoys the trappings of wealth.

The third "prostitute" carries a dog, a toy dog. It is a prop that points to her as a kept woman or, if you will, "a play thing." 

The sex workers are depicted with a high level of self-confidence. They are forthright with regard to their profession while the woman with her nose aloft is less honest about hers....

Provenance: Private collection

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  • Sabrina Sohn

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