Sidney Janis presents an exhibition of collage, painting, relief & sculpture by Schwitters. October 13 through November 8, 1952. Annotated. Kurt. Tzara Schwitters, , Marcel, Tristan. Duchamp, Abraham Chanin, notes.
Sidney Janis presents an exhibition of collage, painting, relief & sculpture by Schwitters. October 13 through November 8, 1952. Annotated
Sidney Janis presents an exhibition of collage, painting, relief & sculpture by Schwitters. October 13 through November 8, 1952. Annotated
Sidney Janis presents an exhibition of collage, painting, relief & sculpture by Schwitters. October 13 through November 8, 1952. Annotated

Sidney Janis presents an exhibition of collage, painting, relief & sculpture by Schwitters. October 13 through November 8, 1952. Annotated

New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1952. One mounted color plate, on cover. 8 pp. on oatmeal paper + double covers on heavier stock. 25.4 x 20.9 cm. Tzara's 2-page essay, translated by Marcel Duchamp, relates Schwitters' witty, ironic, pictorial and literary activities to Dada and the temper of his times: "He is among those who have decapitated the haloed capital A from the word "Art" and have placed this word again on the level of human manifestations." The catalogue lists 70 collages and other pieces and contains many notes and descriptions of works at the exhibition by Abraham Chanin, lecturer and later Associate Curator at the Museum of Modern Art. A small label on the front cover and a note inside the rear cover, both by Bernard Karpel, long-time librarian at MoMA, identify Chanin as the author of these notes, doubtless made on the spot at the gallery. The cover illustration is "Eintrittskarte, Merz 456," reproduced in its exact size. OCLC locates about 18 copies, but few of this fragile publication can have survived this long intact in the wild. The exhibition also travelled to the Arts Club of Chicago; it is not clear from the library record whether the Chicago version is different or the same, perhaps with a label to designate the new location. There are a couple of unobtrusive pressure marks on the front cover and a small repair inside. Otherwise, fine (the annotations are considered an asset, not a defect). It is likely that there is another, unannotated copy hiding in my stock; please inquire, if you are interested. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #28571

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