Max Pechstein

Gutes Jahr 1920

About this artwork

In 1906 Pechstein joined the German art group Die Brücke [The Bridge]. Along with Heckel, Kirchner and Schmidt-Rottluff, he was intensely interested in printmaking. Pechstein produced nearly 1000 prints during his career, including 315 woodcuts, of which this is one. This work was produced as a New Year card. Amongst the angular shapes three figures are visible; two men, one with a pipe in his mouth, and a woman. Despite being printed in black on white, this print appears jovial and celebratory.

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