[The Art Critic], 1919/20
Photomontage and collage with ink stamp and crayon on printed poster poem (31.8 × 25.4 cm)
[Collection The Trustees of the Tate Gallery, London].
Note: exhibited at the Erste Internationale Dada-Messe, Nr. 37.
Cat. Hausmann (1994) 181.
Although the 'art critic' is identified by a stamp as George Grosz, another member of the group, the image was probably an anonymous figure cut from a magazine. The fragment of a German banknote behind the critic’s neck suggests that he is controlled by capitalist forces. The words in the background are part of a poem poster made by Hausmann to be pasted on the walls of Berlin [source: Tate, London].
|DADA IM GEWÖHNLICHEN LEBEN
(dada Cino), 1920
Collage and photomontage on blue paper (31.7 × 22.5 cm)
Note: exhibited at the Erste Internationale Dada-Messe, Nr. 24.
Cat. Hausmann (1994) 179.
|TATLIN LEBT ZUHAUSE, 1920
Aquarell and photomontage (41 × 28 cm)
Lost since 1968.
Note: exhibited at the Erste Internationale Dada-Messe, Nr. 28; published in Mécano Nr. 2 (1922).
Cat. Hausmann (1994) 133.
|DADA SIEGT, 1920
'Ein bürgerliches Präcisionsgehirn ruft ein Weltbewegung hervor, later known as Dada siegt, 1920
Photomontage and collage with watercolor on paper (33.5 × 27.5 cm)
Note: exhibited at the Erste Internationale Dada-Messe, Nr. 29.
Cat. Hausmann (1994) 185.
Collage (31.2 × 22 cm)
[Collection Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg].
Cat. Hausmann (1994) 195.
|ABCD OR PORTRÄT DE L'ARTISTE, 1923/24
Collage and photomontage on paper (40.4 × 28.2 cm)
[Collection Musée national d'art moderne. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris]
Cat. Hausmann (1994) 63.
ABCD is a self-portrait. Below the artist's face is an announcement of his performance of a phonetic poem. The letters VOCE (Italian for "voice") appear inside an earlike ellipse, and the letters ABCD, a prototypical poem, are clinched in the artist's teeth. The tickets to the Kaiserjubilee in his hat indicate the empty formalities of the social milieu in which he functioned, while the intentionally provocative gynecological diagram alludes to the organic necessity of his art.