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Robert (1897) Michel (1897 - 1983)

Lot 466: ROBERT MICHEL 1897-1983


June 21, 2006
New York, NY, US

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13 1/4 by 14 3/4 in.

alternate measurements
33.7 by 37.5 cm.

signed RM and inscribed with the title and date 1969, upper left; inscribed again extensively with rubber stamp and text on the reverse

mixed media collage


A 50-year retrospective (1917-1967) was held at the Waddell Gallery, New York, March-April 1968. In the introduction to the exhibition catalogue, A.L. Chanin wrote: "Robert Michel never took himself one hundred per cent seriously. He lived after all, during the heyday of Dada, and the sardonic humor of the movement colored much of his work. His meticulously lettered captions are droll mixtures of German and English, and he even took to rubber stamping the back of each picture with an imitation postmark that proclaimed "Heimatmuseum of Modern Art" (roughly, The Local Modern Museum)."

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June 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EST

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