Gemeinsamer Kampf der Arbeitenden und Arbeitslosen bringt Erfolg. [The Joint Fight of the Workers and the Unemployed Brings Success.]. Alex, Sándor Ék.
Original Collage by Alex Keil

Gemeinsamer Kampf der Arbeitenden und Arbeitslosen bringt Erfolg. [The Joint Fight of the Workers and the Unemployed Brings Success.]

Ca. 1930. Collage. Drawing in black ink with mounted textual vignettes. Singed at lower left corner. 45,5 × 33 cm.

The main figures of the image are the giant and powerful worker and unemployed men who comes hand in hand from the factory whose image with smoky chimneys is serving as the background. At the lower part, the foreground of the image, five capitalists are running and trying to escape from the giant proletarians that are almost step on them. The running figures are holding placards and a flag with the German words: “Notstandsarbeit”, “Rationalisierung” and “Vorwärts”.

Sándor Ék alias Alex Keil (1902–1975) was a Hungarian graphic artist who is mostly known for his communist propaganda posters and cartoons. Ék spent some months in Russia in the early 1920s where he studied under El Lissitzky. Between 1925 and 1933 he lived in Germany and worked as an illustrator for the “Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung" and the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Germany, “Die Rote Fahne”. He gained reputation with his anti-fascist and communist posters and cartoons that could

This picture has probably been published in one of the newspapers or it was a design for a poster.

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Price: €5,000.00

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