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The Museum of Avant-garde

Francis Picabia

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Picabia studied art at the École des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. After initial Impressionist period, he moved to Cubism. In 1911 he met Marcel Duchamp, with whom he started a long friendship and founded the Section d’Or group. Picabia constant experimentation led him to explore also Orphism. In 1915 he travelled to New York and with Duchamp and Man Ray brought the Dada movement in US, producing his machinist paintings and contributing to Stieglitz’s Gallery 291 review. In 1916 he settled in Barcelona and he published his own 391 Journal. In these years he joined various Dada groups in Paris and Zurich and produced his Transparency series, until he felt the movement has exhausted his capacity to surprise. From 1925 he remained in Cannes for twenty years, taking on commercial work to face the austerity of the war. He continued to work on more abstract paintings until his health deteriorated and forced him to give up art in 1951. He died two years later.

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Calendrier cinéma du coeur abstrait / Magazine / Letterpress / 38.4 x 55.8 cm / Paris, 1920 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Journal des hivernants

Magazine / 24.5 x 31.5 cm / Cannes, 1927 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Quelques oeuvres de Picabia

Gallery catalogue / 21.4 x 26.6 cm / Paris, 1951 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Dadameter

Die Schammade / Magazine / Letterpress with woodcuts / 22.9 x 29.4 cm / Berlin, 1920 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

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Peigne / Magazine / Letterpress / 27 x 37.3 cm / Barcelona, 1917 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Bulletin Dada

Journal / Letterpress / 27.9 x 37.8 cm / Paris, 1920

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Dieu nous aide et fait pousser le caca / Magazine / Letterpress / 32.6 x 49.2 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Âne / Magazine / Letterpress / 26.7 x 37.1 cm / New York, 1917 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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50 Ans de plaisirs par Michel Tapié / Journal / Letterpress / 50.2 x 65.6 cm / Paris, 1949 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Rongwrong

Journal / Letterpress with photomechanical metal relief images / 20.4 x 27.8 cm / New Brunswick, 1917

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Americaine / Magazine / Letterpress / 26.6 x 37.5 cm / New York, 1917 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Novia au premier occupant / Magazine / Letterpress / 27 x 37.1 cm / Barcelona, 1917 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Roulette / Magazine / Letterpress / 27 x 37.2 cm / Barcelona, 1917 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Sept manifestes Dada

Illustrated book / Letterpress / 13.7 x 19 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Journal de l' instantanéisme / Magazine / Letterpress / 27.3 x 36.6 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Exposition Dada Francis Picabia

Exhibition catalogue / 12.5 x 16.3 cm / Paris, 1920 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Cannibale 1

Magazine / Letterpress / 15.7 x 23.9 cm / Paris, 1920 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Flamenca / Magazine / Letterpress / 27 x 37.4 cm / Barcelona, 1917 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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L'Étoile au front / Magazine / Letterpress / 27.7 x 37.7 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Bleu

Magazine / Letterpress / 25 x 37 cm / Mantova, 1920-1921

Dada Almanach

Illustrated book / Letterpress / 13.5 x 20 cm / Berlin, 1920

Moi, Pierre de Massot

Tract-manifesto / Letterpress / 20.4 x 26.9 cm / Paris, 1922 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Ici, c’est ici Steglitz. Foi et amour / Magazine / Letterpress / 28.6 x 43.5 cm / New York, 1915 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Cannibale 2

Magazine / Letterpress / 15.7 x 23.9 cm / Paris, 1920 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Marie

Journal bimensuel pour la belle jeunesse / Bi-monthly journal / 24.2 x 32.3 cm / Bruxelles, 1926-1927

Funny-guy

Tract-manifesto / Letterpress / 24.5 x 32 cm / Paris, 1921 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Littérature

Magazine / Letterpress / 18.2 x 23.6 cm / Paris, 1919-1922 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Calendrier 20

Magazine / 22.9 x 19.5 cm / Paris, 1919

Der Dada 3

Magazine / Letterpress / 15.9 x 23.9 cm / Berlin, 1919 / © 2020 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

The blind man

Periodical / 21 x 27.8 cm / New York, 1917 / © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Black and white / Magazine / Letterpress / 28 x 37.7 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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La bicyclette archevêque / Magazine / Letterpress / 38 x 55.8 cm / Paris, 1919 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Proverbe

Feuille mensuelle pour la justification des mots / Journal / Letterpress / 13.9 x 21.4 cm / Paris, 1920-1921

Exposition Francis Picabia

Exhibition catalogue / 12.8 x 19.7 cm / Paris, 1922 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Anthologie Dada

Dada 4-5 / Journal / Letterpress with original woodcuts and lithographs / 19 x 28.2 cm / Zürich, 1919

La pomme de Pins

Magazine / Letterpress / 28.5 x 38.1 cm / Saint-Raphael, 1922

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Construction moléculaire / Magazine / Letterpress / 27.4 x 44.1 cm / Zürich, 1919 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Ballet mécanique / Magazine / Letterpress / 26.7 x 37 cm / New York, 1917 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Ce numéro est entouré d'une dentelle rose / Magazine / Letterpress / 32.6 x 49.6 cm / Paris, 1920 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Ça Ira!

Revue mensuelle d’art et de critique / Magazine / Letterpress / 22 x 28.5 / 14 x 22 / Antwerp, 1920-1923

Œsophage

Magazine / Letterpress / 22.4 x 28.4 cm / Bruxelles, 1925

Dada Phone 7

Journal / Letterpress / 18.8 x 28.1 cm / Paris, 1920 / © 2020 Christophe Tzara

Societé des artistes indépendants

Tract-manifesto / Letterpress / 27 x 22 cm / Paris, 1920 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Tableaux aquarelles dessins par F. Picabia

Catalogue / 15.7 x 23.9 cm / Paris, 1923 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Le Pilhaou-Thibaou

Supplément illustré de “391” / Magazine / 25 x 31.9 cm / Paris, 1921 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Plus de cubisme, plus de dadaisme

Tract-manifesto / Letterpress / 19.5 x 24.9 cm / Paris, 1922 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Projecteur

Magazine / Letterpress / 22.9 x 9.9 cm / Paris, 1920

Merz 1

Holland Dada / Magazine / Letterpress / 14.3 x 21.9 cm / Hannover, 1923 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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Au pluriel / Magazine / Letterpress / 37.8 x 57.3 cm / Paris, 1920 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

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Superréalisme / Magazine / Letterpress / 28 x 38.1 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Theatre des Champs Elysées: Ballets Suedois

Programme / Letterpress / 16.3 x 23 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020