Boy with Kasper Puppet (Wolfgang Karger), Lotte Laserstein
Lotte Laserstein
Boy with Kasper Puppet (Wolfgang Karger)
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Lotte Laserstein

Boy with Kasper Puppet (Wolfgang Karger), 1933


Dimensions
46 cm
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Inventory Number
2475
Acquisition
Acquired in 2016
Status
Not on display

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Dreamily, the young Wolfgang Karger gazes into space. Clutched in his arms are two characters of the traditional puppet theatre: the adventurous hero Kasper and his antagonist, the devil. The depiction subtly evokes associations between the child’s character and his playmates. Lotte Laserstein is known for her sensitive portraits from the Weimar Republic. Because of the political realities under the National Socialist regime, the Jewish-born artist was forced to emigrate to Sweden in 1937.

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  • Exhibition “Lotte Laserstein: Face to Face” (2018)
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07.06.2024