Auction No. 096

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

November 29, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday November 24, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday November 28, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $350
Estimate $600 - $800
Sold for $427
Including buyer's premium

Entartete Kunst - Ausstellungsführer - A guide to the Nazi "Entartete Kunst" exhibition that displayed artwork unbefitting the German nation, Berlin, 1937.
30 pages, [1] leaf, 21 cm.
Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, together with Adolf Ziegler, President of the Chamber of Art, created an art exhibition named "Degenerate Art" that displayed 650 works of art that were confiscated from 32 museums and galleries throughout Germany, as they were 'an insult' to the German nation. As part of the approach of defining the Aryan Race and invalidating everyone else, artwork that did not align with the Aryan perspective of art was disqualified, such as modern influences of impressionism and surrealism, as well as art by 'Jewish-Bolsheviks'. More than three million people visited the exhibition. It  opened in Munich on July 19, 1937 and then moved to twelve other cities throughout Germany until April 1941.
Jacket cover printed in color. The middle leaf is detached. Fine-very fine condition.  

Antisemitism & The Holocaust