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Protest Art on America's Thanksgiving Day: K. H. Hodicke

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In 2006, K.H. Hodicke was 68 years old, living and working in Berlin, Germany, and a Professor Emeritus at the Universitat der Kunste.

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The following are examples of Hodicke’s fiercely protesting art, from the 1980’s.

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Death and zombies populate a German Zoo; a red devilish child’s mouth gapes in horror; two birdlike forms incarnate evil; and a gross, bony sheep’s carcass assaults our eyes.  All executed with the brushstrokes of a second de Kooning.

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Bahnhof Zoo (1981)

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Breifresser (1985)

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Sirenen (1982)

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Dead Sheep II (1987)

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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