Nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank, 1994


Screenprint on paper

22.06 x 29.06 in

56.0 x 73.8 cm

Edition of 90

This work is signed and numbered by the artist.

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22.06 x 29.06 in

56.0 x 73.8 cm

Edition of 90


    About The Work

    In this work, Rothenberg depicts a mountain of watches against a flat, gold background with a quotation from Anne Frank at the bottom. The quotation, “Nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world,” awakens the viewer to realize that one can begin making changes at any time. Rosh Hashanah is a time for meditation, self-examination, and self-improvement, which may account for Rothenberg choosing this theme for the new year. The watches symbolize the possessions collected by the Nazis from deported Jews, and juxtaposed with Anne Frank’s optimism, this image is infused with hope and inspiration. The graphic quality of the piece stems from Rothenberg’s work as a graphic designer and recurs throughout her works on paper. This print both acknowledges history and rallies the public to improve the world, something Rothenberg has committed to do in her work and life. 

    Courtesy of the Jewish Museum

    About Erika Rothenberg

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