Lithograph printed in black on medium thin cream paper
Sheet: 470x301-304 mm Image: 300x286 mm
Woll 381 A.
Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00
LITERATURE: Gerd Woll: “”I will paint you the devil on the wall!” Satirical caricatures of real and imaginary enemies”, Edvard Munch Works on Paper, exhibition catalogue Munch Museum 2.11.2013-02.03.2014, Oslo 2013, p. 192-207.
Throughout his long life it quite often happened that Munch – rightly or wrongly – felt misunderstood, persecuted, and harassed. Sometimes the feeling of being a victim of other people’s malice grew so strong that it came close to a true persecution mania. In order to deal with these problems he did what he so often did, he turned the situations into paintings and art. …
In 1910 Munch printed a series of lithographs, all of which are about episodes in which he felt he had been treated unreasonably. These lithographs together have been called “The Story of Suffering”.
A number of them go back to specific incidents, …
Many of the other caricatures in “The Story of Suffering” concern physical injury and killing, but in one of them – “The Shot Stag is Butting!” – the victim strikes back. P. 195-207.