von Bernstoff

collage drawing on Stonehenge grey paper
30 x 22
WWI series / $950

I went to several firms and told them I was a German agent anxious to purchase powder, but within a few days I was satisfied that it would be quite impossible to buy up the vast quantities of explosives that were by now available in the American market. The daily production was so great that if I had bought up the market on Tuesday there would still have
been an enormous fresh supply on Wednesday.
– Captain Franz von Rintelen, German agent/spy,
reporting his dismay to his superiors, in the spring of 1915