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The Dada Art Movement, or Dadaism, is believed to have begun in Switzerland around 1915-1916 in reaction to the outbreak of WWI. This loosely-banded group of writers and artists actively protested against the war and the principles they felt were responsible, such as: nationalism, materialism, rationalism and, most importantly, traditionalism. These were "non-artists" in the process of creating "non-art." Dada artists delighted in creating a Dadaism art that was both whimsical and nonsensical, designed to create outrage or shock among viewers. The only rule was to follow none of the traditional rules. There was no one particularly predominant medium used in Dadaism.

Some of the principle figures of the international "non-movement" included Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, among others. Many participants were influenced by Expressionism and Abstraction. Dada, in turn, was a forebear of Surrealism. Some fine examples of Dada prints and Dada Surrealism Art are available here.

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Jean Arp original etching for Paroles Peintes Jean Hans Arp original etching for Paroles Peintes, 1965

Medium: original etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. A rich impression with plate tone, one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The plate size is 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (272 x 210 mm) and the full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed.

$750.00
Jean Arp original linocut Constellations 1938 XXe Siecle Jean Hans Arp original linocut "Constellations" 1938 1st edition

Medium: original linoleum cut. A nice impression on wove paper, published in 1938 for the very rare XXe Siecle issue No. 4. Sheet size 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (320 x 248 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is a bump to the bottom left corner of the sheet. There are six pinholes along the left edge of the sheet -- this is from the publisher's original binding staples, and also serves to demonstrate the provenance of this piece. Note: a later edition was also issued by XXe Siecle in 1959, but this is the original, first edition. The definitive way to tell is that the original first edition has the pinholes in the margin (glue was used for later issues of XXe Siecle rather than staples). Also, the later edition has a text inscription printed on back; the original has no text on the back.

$750.00
Jean Arp original woodcut for Derriere le Miroir Jean Arp original woodcut, 1950

Medium: original woodcut. Printed in 1950 for the art revue Derriere le Miroir (issue number 33) and published in Paris by Maeght. Size: 15 x 21 3/4 inches (377 x 553 mm). There is a center fold and printed text on verso, as issued (the text shows through somewhat). Signed in the plate with the printed letters ARP, not hand-signed.

$250.00
Jean Arp original woodcut for Derriere le Miroir Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1950

Medium: original woodcut. Printed in 1950 for the back cover of Derriere le Miroir (issue number 33) and published in Paris by Maeght. Size: 15 x 11 inches (377 x 277 mm). There is printed text on back of the sheet (the text shows through slightly). Signed in the plate with the printed letters ARP, not hand-signed.

$150.00
Jean Arp original woodcut for Derriere le Miroir Jean Hans Arp original woodcut, 1950

Medium: original woodcut. Printed in 1950 for the front cover of Derriere le Miroir (issue number 33) and published in Paris by Maeght. Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches (377 x 277 mm). There is printed text above the woodcut and on back of the sheet (the text shows through somewhat). Signed in the plate with the printed letters ARP, not hand-signed.

$150.00
Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920 Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Printed in Paris in 1920 in a limited edition of 1100. This impression was attached by the publisher along the top edge onto a support sheet. The image measures 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (145 x 110 mm). Not signed.

$100.00
Jean Arp pochoir Berggruen 1955 Jean Hans Arp pochoir "La Pendule"

Medium: pochoir (after the collage). Printed in Paris by the atelier of Daniel Jacomet, and published in 1955 by Berggruen. The image measures 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches (108 x 84 mm). There is another Jean Arp composition printed on the back of the sheet, as issued. Not signed.

$75.00
Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920 Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Printed in Paris in 1920 by Maurice Darantiere in a limited edition of 1100. This impression is on wove paper, tipped (attached along the top edge) by the publisher onto a support sheet. The image measures 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches (160 x 115 mm). Plate-signed by Picabia, not hand-signed.

$75.00
Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920 Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Printed in Paris in 1920 by Maurice Darantiere in a limited edition of 1100. This impression is on wove paper, tipped (attached along the top edge) by the publisher onto a support sheet. The image measures 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (160 x 105 mm). Plate-signed by Picabia, not hand-signed.

$75.00
Jean Arp pochoir Berggruen 1955 Jean Hans Arp pochoir "Collage Trompe-l'oeil"

Medium: pochoir (after the collage). Printed in Paris by the atelier of Daniel Jacomet, and published in 1955 by Berggruen. The image measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches (135 x 82 mm). There is another Jean Arp composition printed on the back of the sheet, as issued. Not signed.

$75.00
Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920 Francis Picabia pochoir, 1920

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Printed in Paris in 1920 by Maurice Darantiere in a limited edition of 1100. This impression is on wove paper, tipped (attached along the top edge) by the publisher onto a support sheet. The image measures 5 x 4 3/8 inches (125 x 110 mm). Plate-signed by Picabia, not hand-signed.

$50.00
Francis Picabia (Femme femme allongee) 1920 Francis Picabia (Femme femme allongee) 1920

Medium: collotype (after the drawing). Printed in Paris in 1920 by Maurice Darantiere in a limited edition of 1100. This impression is on wove paper, tipped (attached along the top edge) by the publisher onto a support sheet. The image measures 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches (120 x 158 mm). Plate-signed by Picabia, not hand-signed.

$50.00