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    Dance Café; two women wearing hats, one with a fur over her shoulder, figures in a café and street signs behind, crescent moon above. c.1920-25 Pen and black ink

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    • 1920-1925 (circa)
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    • Height: 504 millimetres
    • Width: 405 millimetres
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    Mammen worked in Berlin from 1916 until the end of her life. During the early 1920's she adopted the Neue Sachlichkeit or new realism associated with her more famous contemporaries Dix and Grosz, and derived her income from illustrations for periodicals such as Simplicissimus and Der Querschnitt.

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    German Imp XXc

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    This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45.

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