Massastaking: partij en vakbonden
Rosa Luxemburg
Published by Sun, Nijmegen, 1971, 121 pages, 15.2 × 21.7 cm, Dutch
Price: €15

Dutch translation of Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions originally printed in 1906. With cover artwork by Gerd Arntz.

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Painting as a Weapon: Progressive Cologne 1920–1930
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & Museum Ludwig, Köln, 2008, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 24.5 cm, English / German
Price: €47

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Köln, March–June 2008. The Cologne Progressives were a group of artists who came together in Cologne, Germany in the 1920s. The artists in this exhibition, Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Heinrich Hoerle and Gerd Arntz, were its core members. In the aftermath of the horrors of the First World War, like many Germans, these artists desired radical social and political change. Supporters of socialism and workers’ rights, the Progressives sought to unite art and politics. Their aim was to embody change with both the subject matter depicted and in the way they painted their artworks.

#2008 #franzwilhelmseiwert #gerdarntz #heinrichhoerle #museumludwig #thecologneprogressives #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Politieke prenten tussen twee oorlogen
Gerd Arntz
Published by Socialistische Uitgeverij, Nijmegen, 1973, 51 pages (b/w ill.), 26.7 × 22 cm, Dutch
Price: €30 (Out of stock)

Gerd Arntz was a German Modernist artist renowned for his black and white woodcuts. A core member of the Cologne Progressives he was also a council communist. The Cologne Progressives participated in the revolutionary unions AAUD (KAPD) and its offshoot the AAUE in the 1920s. In 1928 Arntz contributed prints to the AAUE paper Die Proletarische Revolution, calling for workers to abandon parliament and form and participate in worker’s councils.

#1973 #gerdarntz #thecologneprogressives