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Inscription

lower right printed on collage element: GEORGE GROSZ; lower right in graphite: 1932; lower right corner in graphite: 3 The case of the own club (done 1932 for Vanity Fair) [inserted slightly above text in graphite] or crime does'nt pay (collage with [undeciphered]); upper left verso in graphite: 7296B / REIS [all encircled]; upper right verso in red pencil: 20 [encircled]; center verso in graphite: IF / 2150A [all encircled]; lower center verso in red pencil: 10694; lower right verso in graphite, erased: [undeciphered]

Marks and Labels

two unidentified stamps verso in faded purple ink, possibly auction or other registration stamp

Provenance

(Atelier des Künstlers, Berlin, 1932). Holdings Collection, Grenoble; (Camillos Kouros Gallery, New York); private collection, Germany; (sale Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co KG, 6 December 2013, lot 80); (Galerie Haas AG, Zürich); purchased 2015 by NGA.

Bibliography
1933
Vanity Fair (November 1933): page 34.
1997
Möckel, Birgit. George Grosz in Amerika, 1932-1959. Frankfurt, 1996: 781.