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Letter with watercolored pen drawing to Alexander Gerbig

Charlottenburg, 30 Dezember 1935
Inv. no. 2005/499/K1, acquired in 2005

The New Year’s greeting portrays the bleeding crucified Christ, a metaphor for Pechstein’s Situation. Because the Nazi propaganda declared his art as ‘degenerated’ Pechstein hardly manages to sell any paintings. The artist is put in a very precarious situation and hardly knows how to secure the survival of his Family.