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Exhibition Catalog - one page letterpress on parchment
Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 in Blainville, France. Coming from an artistic family, Duchamp studied at the Académie Julian in 1904 to 1905. He is best known for his paintings and sculptures which turn everyday objects into modern art. His work was closely associated with Cubism, Surrealist and Dadaist movements. Marcel Duchamp has work in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and several others.
A one page exhibition catalog created by Duchamp, it listed all 212 items in Dada exhibitions at the Sidney Janis Gallery from April 15, 1916 to May 9, 1923. The text DADA 1916-1923 sidney j a n i s 15east57 new york april 15 may 9 1953 is in orange block text. DADADADADA is written along the borders in orange block lettering. It includes four short essays printed in text by Arp, Tzara, Huelsenbeck and Levesque. The work was intended by Duchamp to be crumpled and thrown away, thus many copies of the print are haphazardly folded or crumpled and most were actually discarded.
Folded five times, some yellowing and fading.