Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia

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As irascible as Tzara and as elusive as Duchamp, Francis Picabia (1879-1953) was both the prototypical Dadaist and the most mercurial artist of his generation. This volume, published for the first Austrian retrospective on Picabia, traces the artist through his many phases: from restless apprentice painter oscillating between Fauvism and Cubism to mischievous Dadaist, editor of `391` magazine and best friend to Duchamp; from antagonist of Andre Breton to ally of Gertude Stein; from advocate of a new machine aesthetics to subversive photorealist painting garish nudes derived from French glamour magazines. Picabia's bizarre, reckless contradictions and wild contrarianism are amply represented in this substantial, tri-lingual publication, which includes 200 color plates, an extensive and illustrated biography and a complete bibliography, providing the most comprehensive overview of his career currently in print.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 213 x 259 x 23mm | 1,039g
  • Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
  • Cologne, Germany
  • German
  • Multilingual edition
  • Multilingual
  • Halftones, black and white
  • 3863352238
  • 9783863352233
  • 880,975

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