Is this the Meaning of Life?

14" x 18"
Edition of 60
1937 Lithograph

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"This piece was inspired by World War I, since very few people at that time were conscious of the tremendous catastrophes to come and the magnitude of insecurities.

This was the result of many years of studies of animals, some prehistoric, some real and some monsters created by imagination. Each one is trying to destroy another one. The chaos of destruction is somewhat held together by the light streak that goes in a diagonal direction.

A new era has come only if enough people will stop calling such a chaos of destruction natural and when enough people will refuse to accept the primitive jungle codes of "eat or be eaten" as the will of God, or the passion for a savage fighting, as human nature.

There the question: 'Is this the Meaning of Life?"

Leo Katz

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