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291

A work made of letterpress and offset lithography on ivory wove paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of letterpress and offset lithography on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1915

Artist:

Francis Picabia
French, 1879-1953

About this artwork

In 1915, Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), a Mexican artist, theorist, and gallery owner, planned a new publication called 291 after Alfred Stieglitz’s influential gallery of the same name. The magazine was inspired by de Zayas’ s discoveries in France during 1914 of Italian Futurist and French concrete poetry and typography. The focus of 291 was modem art, satire, and critism. Francis Picabia, who helped create 291, guest-edited the July-August 1915 issue exhibited here. This issue contains reproductions of five drawings by Picabia based on this theme of symbolizing individuals as machines. This print is a portrait of Alfred Stieglitz.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francis Picabia

Title

291

Origin

France

Date

Made 1915

Medium

Letterpress and offset lithography on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

860 × 435 mm (sight)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Frank B. Hubachek

Reference Number

1974.27

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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