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Monument 1 - 1924

Hoch juxtaposes primitive sculpture with body parts of the modern German woman, with odd results. The woman's trunk is combined with flattened stylized breast from African sculpture with body parts of a woman, and an arm of a man. The figures has three legs, one which is is a trousers leg, the other unidentifiable, and one which is a dancers leg. the sculptured abstract head of the figure digs her chin into her chest with clenched arms.

Art historians suggest that Hoch represent a scene of anger and frustration, arguing that the modern German woman felt a threatened by the rapid industrialization and modernization of their society.