Francis Picabia, EXPOSITION DADA, Galerie Au Sans Pareil, Paris, 1920

Exhibition: April 16 30, 1920

Dimensions: 16.2 x 12.5 cm

Design: Francis Picabia

Further Information: Inside the card is a text by Tristan Tzara. The exhibition was also accompanied by a catalogue of seven paintings and fifteen drawings, including ten drawings for The First Adventure of Mr. Antipyrine. Inside is the subscription leaflet Cannibale, a monthly notebook edited by Picabia.

Although mostly know for his leading role in the DADA movement, Francis Picabia has cut ties with DADA only two years after the exhibition. As publisher of 391, with 19 issues from 1917 to 1924, Picabia invited Tristan Tzara to contribute to his magazine. Their friendship and professional exchange has strengthened after Picabia’s visit to Zurich in 1919, but found its end after initial conflicts in the Dadaist group in May 1922 when Picabia declared his resignation. Throughout his artistic career Picabia has engaged with different styles and genres including poetry, writing, painting, performance and film.


Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents shown on this page are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Francis PicabiaTristan Tzara