FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Otto Dix (born December 2, 1891, Untermhaus, Thuringia, Germany—died July 25, 1969, Singen, Baden-Württemberg,
Germany [then West Germany]), has been perhaps more influential than any other German painter in shaping the popular
image of the Weimar Republic of the 1920s. His works are key parts of the Neue Sachlichkeit ("New Objectivity") movement,
which also attracted George Grosz and Max Beckmann in the mid 1920s. A veteran haunted by his experiences of WWI, his first
great subjects were crippled soldiers, but during the height of his career he also painted nudes, prostitutes, and often savagely
satirical portraits of celebrities from Germany's intellectual circles. His work became even darker and more allegorical in the
early 1930s, and he became a target of the Nazis. In response, he gradually moved away from social themes, turning to
landscape and Christian subjects, and, after serving in the army during WWII, enjoyed some considerable acclaim in his later
Das Evangelium nach Matthäus, 1960
In Das Evangelium nach Matthäus, Otto Dix tells the story of the Book of Matthew. The cycle commences with an interpretation of
the Sacrifice of Isaac as it looks forward to the work of the Savior, but the life of Jesus begins with the Adoration of the Maji, then it
moves through his ministry and focuses on the Passion. Interestingly Otto Dix ends the series with an image entitled, "Go Therefore
into the World", acknowledging that the work of Christ continues as we proclaim his redemption.
Das Evangelium nach Matthäus (book edition) consists of 33 original lithographs, 25 of which are full page size. Printed in black
from zinc plates by Klibor and published by Kathe Vogt Verlag in Berlin, Germany in 1960.
The complete tirage is as follows:
1. 30 signed and numbered examples on Japan paper (37 prints, 4 extra states)
2. 2,000 book edition on white offset paper
2a. 1-100 in Saffiano Leather signed by Dix
2b. 101-400 bound in half-parchment signed by Dix
2c. 401-2,000 bound in linen unsigned (*Our examples offered here)
Title/Portfolio: "Das Evangelium nach Matthaus (The Gospel according to Matthew)"
*Unsigned edition *Rare
Medium: The complete book volume of 33 Original Lithographs
Limited edition: 1,366/2,000
Overall book size: 11.75" x 9.38"
Each sheet size: 11.38" x 9"
Reference: Karsch 235-267
Title: "Dame mit Reiher (Woman with
a Tuft of Heron Feathers)"
Portfolio: Die Schaffenden, Vol. 5, No. 1
*Signed LR *Rare
Medium: Original Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 120
Sheet size: 16.25" x 12.25"
Reference: Karsch 62 II c
Title: "Städtische Galerie Albstadt
(Corpse in Barbed Wire, Flanders)"
Medium: Original Offset-Lithograph,
Limited edition: Unknown
Sheet size: 33.38" x 23.38"
Image size: 17.75" x 14.5"