“Not a single work – be it a poster book cover, endpaper, illustration or whatever – lacks a witty, political punch line; nowhere is the impact achieved by coarse, non artistic means, yet everywhere these means clearly serve the effect […] Often it is a very simple, though always an intellectual idea that [brings about] the political mass impact.”
Heartfield displays works in the exhibition Combative Art Amsterdam (Kämpfende Kunst Amsterdam) in Basel in 1946.
In 1946, there’s another Heartfield exhibition in Amsterdam: Sturmzeichen.
John Heartfield’s Warnungen vor Krieg und Faschismus (Signs of Storm. John Heartfield’s Warning of War and Fascism).