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Der Bürokrat (The Bureaucrat)
  • Wilhelm Geissler
    born: Hamm, Germany ; died: Wuppertal, Federal Republic of Germany (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • Der Bürokrat (The Bureaucrat), circa 1925
  • Der künstliche Mensch / Zehn Blätter der Anklage (The Artificial Man / Ten pages for the prosecution), from Kunst der Jugend (Art of Youth) no. 7
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 155 x 120 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 290 x 228 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 3/8 x 9 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0075.06
Label Text

Figure (robot) with goggles, sitting at a high writing desk. Hanging from the desk is a pair of scissors. Underneath the scissors is a waste basket. Behind the figure is an analog alarm clock sitting on a window sill.