Sunday, January 23, 2011

George Grosz Photographs, Part 2 of 2

Here are the remaining five images from the 1977 monograph of George Grosz' photography.

These are all images of New York from the eyes of an immigrant in 1932.

The first set were his passage.

Even a guy fresh off the boat would get his shoes shined.

The pamphlet includes this poem:
America!!! Future!!!
Engineer and Salesman!
Steamships and express trains!
But above my eyes
stretch gigantic bridges
and the smoke of the hundred derricks

        From "Song of the Gold Diggers"
        George Grosz, 1917
 Double Decker, 1932

And the final photo in the booklet, "Young American", is a strong connection to his great caricature and portrait work.

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