Posted on September 28, 2009
In 1939, Metzger and his brother came to Britain via the Kindertransport. The rest of his family stayed in Germany. His two sisters eventually got out via Sweden. In 1943 his father was deported to Poland.His mother followed. They died. “Died,” Metzger repeats softly. Gustav Metzger’s art is at once playful and aggressive, plainly sincere, and powerfully, brutally direct.