Disenfranchised and robbed

Exhibition about the Jewish art dealer Max Stern, at the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf until 30 January 2022. His escape to Canada saved him. The Jewish art dealer Alfred Flechtheim, disenfranchised and robbed of his large Avantgarde Art Collection, died impoverished in London in 1936. What did it mean to be disenfranchised? These stickers give a hint of it. Jewish shop! Anyone who buys here is photographed. The Jew lives in this property. No Jew lives in this property.

The small ones were pasted on letters. Free propaganda: „The workers have never been rich from the Jews, but the Jews have always been rich from the workers. If the war is to blame for the German people starving, then the Jew should also starve. The revolutionaries 1918 did not push the property of the private to the people, but the property of the people to foreign countries and to the Jew.“ Idiot`s. 1918? The paramilitary Freikorps started to overthrow the Weimar Republic, which was proclaimed on 9 November 1918. Emil Bührle, later an art collector belonged to one of the paramilitary Freikorps units. Kristallnacht, the November pogrom was on 9 November 1938.

Idiot“ comes from the ancient Greek, its meaning? A simple person who did not participate in political life. In this sense the Nazis were not idiots – they did politics. What comes out when idiot`s make history also reminds me of Emil Bührle, an arms manufacturer who also profited from forced labour in concentration camps. His art collection, acquired cheaply from 1936 until the beginning of the 1950s, now also serves the city marketing of Zurich. Art&Crime: A work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, painted in ink and blood in 1980. The D is mirror-inverted. With this reversal he refers to the reversal, the metaphorical transformation of the old symbol of luck into its bloody opposite. D= Deutschland, where the symbol of luck was reversed into its unthinkable tragic misfortune.

That his entire oeuvre is a fals flag attack on the art world, as a tribute to the victims of embellished history? He hints at this hidden throughout his work. In his painting „Job Analisis“ it says Sept 1939, which is a disguised reference to history and his job vocation. September 1939 represents the most momentous fals flag attack in the history of mankind. It launched WWII and, as a consequence, the „Endlösung“, the complete annihilation of the Jews. What is Mickey Mouse doing here? With its defining colours black, red and yellow, the national colours of Belgium and Germany, he also refers to the people murdered in the Belgian Congo with approx. 8-12 million people who had to pay with their lives for the insatiable greed of the Belgian King Leopold II. Why do I know this? We talked about it in 1979 and I was able to recognise it in his work, an ingenious enigma puzzle. So, who offers three ???