Stupid (art movement)

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Stupid was a short-lived grouping of constructivist artists, formed in Cologne in 1919.[1] The founding members were Willy Fick, Heinrich Hoerle and his wife Angelika Hoerle (1899–1923), Anton Räderscheidt and his wife Marta Hegemann, and Franz Wilhelm Seiwert.[2]

The Stupid group aimed to address sociopolitical issues through an art of proletarian character.[2] Seiwert and Räderscheidt were at the time active in the local Dada scene. Räderscheidt's studio was their base of operations, but by 1920 he had abandoned the constructivist style.[1] The group exhibited together and issued a publication, "Stupid 1", before disbanding.

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  • Dempsey, Amy (2002). Art in the Modern Era: A Guide to Schools and Movements. New York: Harry A. Abrams. ISBN 0810941724
  • Michalski, Sergiusz (1994). New Objectivity. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen. ISBN 3-8228-9650-0
  • Anton Raederscheidt biography at