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|Anonymous (French) - "French Criminals"|
|Contact: Charles Schwartz|
Company: Charles Schwartz Ltd.
Company: 21 East 90th Street
Company: New York, NY 10128 USA
|Medium: Vintage Collage of Gelatin Silver Prints and Drawings in Ink - Hand Painted|
|Image Date: March 9, 1932|
|Print Date: March 9, 1932|
|Dimensions: 8.25 x 3.5 in. (210 x 89 mm)|
|Photo Country: France|
|Photographer Country: France|
|Description: Cynical caricatures are collaged between photographs in a dynamic black and white zigzag. The criminals in question are placed on the left, while their accusers (possibly judges) are positioned at dominant angle to the right of each. This positioning shows the relationship between the criminals and the law makers. The names of the gentleman are marked vertically along side each portrait, adding to the design of the work.
This piece was hand painted, heightening the contrast for newspaper reproduction. 1|