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The Museum of Avant-garde

Jean Crotti

Switzerland (1878—1958)
Born in the French speaking Switzerland, Crotti studied art in Paris, despite his father’s wishes. He experimented with Cubism and Orphism in a fragile social context following WWI. On a visit to his brother in US, he decided to settle in New York. Here he met Francis Picabia and Marcel Duchamp, who became close friends. He got married with Suzanne Duchamp, and created Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, made to measure. In 1920 Crotti created his masterpiece Portrait of Thomas Edison.

Le Pilhaou-Thibaou

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

391

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

La pomme de Pins

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

Ça Ira!

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