Welcome to the 2013 new set of uploads...
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Once upon a time in 1988 the Lorries released the album “Nothing Wrong” out of which came a 7” and 12” single of the track “Nothing Wrong” on the now legendary Situation Two label.
On the back side of the sleeve one could read that the image displayed on the cover is a painting of born-German, turned-American painter George Grosz, entitled “L’hommage a Oskar Panizza”(1917-1918).
In his drawings we can feel the violent social attack he launched against militarism, the clergy and the middle class in post WWI Germany. In many of his caricatural drawings he shows war battle grounds in all their atrocity displaying death parades, wounded soldiers and prisoners.
In 1916 in an act of refusal towards German nationalism he changed his name’s spelling from Georg Gross to the more english name under wwhich we now know him and spoke in English publicly just to provoke his countrymen!
His influences range from Jugendstil to Italian Futurism and later on he experimented with photomontages, Dada and Expressionism. After 1924, he was qualified as a New Objectivity artist.
As you see things have not change really that much after a century!
Have a great day!