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The Artwork Caught by the Tail : Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris
by George Baker

The artist Francis Picabia — notorious dandy, bon vivant, painter, poet, filmmaker, and polemicist — has emerged as the Dadaist with postmodern appeal, and one of the most enigmatic forces behind the enigma that was Dada.

In this first book in English to focus on Picabia’s work in Paris during the Dada years, art historian and critic George Baker reimagines Dada through Picabia’s eyes. Such reimagining involves a new account of the readymade — Marcel Duchamp’s anti-art invention, which opened fine art to mass culture and the commodity. But in Picabia’s hands, Baker argues, the Dada readymade aimed to reinvent art rather than destroy it. Picabia’s readymade opened art not just to the commodity, but to the larger world from which the commodity stems: the fluid sea of capital and money that transforms all objects and experiences in its wake. The book thus tells the story of a set of newly transformed artistic practices, claiming them for art history — and naming them — for the first time: Dada Drawing, Dada Painting, Dada Photography, Dada Abstraction, Dada Cinema, Dada Montage. Along the way, Baker describes a series of nearly forgotten objects and events, from the almost lunatic range of the Paris Dada “manifestations” to Picabia’s polemical writings; from a lost work by Picabia in the form of a hole (called, suggestively, The Young Girl) to his “painting” Cacodylic Eye, covered in autographs by luminaries ranging from Ezra Pound to Fatty Arbuckle. Baker ends with readymades in prose: a vast interweaving of citations and quotations that converge to create a heated conversation among Picabia, Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, James Joyce, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and others. Art history has never looked like this before. But then again, Dada has never looked like art history.

George Baker is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an editor at October magazine and October Books. He is the editor of James Coleman (MIT Press) and a frequent contributor to Artforum.

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Man Ray
1966

The great catalogue for a major exhibition held in Los Angeles in 1966 on the work of Man Ray. Published by LACMA for the occasion, this 148 page English catalogue is very generous in its content, with reproductions of much of Man Ray’s work across painting, sculpture and photography, amongst much more, it also features an introduction byJules Langsner, Man Ray’s writings on his own work and observations, texts about Man Ray by his friends (Paul Éluard, Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, Rrose Sélavy, Tristan Tzara, Hans Richter), plus other texts, catalogue of the exhibition, Chronology, Major Exhibitions, and Selected Bibliography. 

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Max Ernst
Galeries Nationales du Grand-Palais 1975

 

First printing of this comprehensive and profusely illustrated catalogue produced to accompany a major exhibition of the work of German artist Max Ernst, at Galeries Nationales du Grand-Palais, in Paris in 1975.

Designed in landscape form, this curious and very generous catalogue is illustrated throughout with colour and black and white reproductions of Ernst’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, frottage, graphics, etching, etc., running chronologically and featuring columns of autobiographical testimonies and theoretical writings of Max Ernst, memories of friends, poetry, reflections, and correspondences with other artists, writings by critics or other artists (Tristan Tzara, Hans Ary, Paul Eluard, Patrick Waldberg, Benjamin Péret, André Breton, Louis Aragon, Dorothea Tanning, Hns Richter, George Bataille, and many others), etc. set in parallel, relating to reproductions of his work, social photographs, and other imagery. Also features a bibliography, list of works, and texts by Werner Spies and others. A very interesting monograph on the artist. All texts are in their original French.

Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism.

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