Wat is Dada? Jack Eyerly.

Wat is Dada?

A strikingly-designed poster for a unique exhibit at the Bush House Museum in Salem, OR in 1961. After a Dada-inspired Portland exhibit the previous month entitled "Exhibition Syndrome," Jack Eyerly, Director of the Bush House Museum in Salem, OR at the time, produced this "essay exhibition...to introduce and give insights into the historical Dada movement...Objects, reproductions, facsimiles and quotations by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp, Max Ernst and others caught up in often humorous, always protesting Dada activity of 1916 through 1925 are shown". Many Portland artists participated. A Dada opera, "American Travesty" by Robert Crowley, was also performed. Eyerly himself made a reproduction for the exhibit of Duchamp's famous readymade of a stool with a bicycle wheel attached, and most likely designed this poster. Item #566.

Condition: Near Fine, toning to newsprint; folded as issued.

Exhibition Poster
Bush House Museum
17" x 22"
Offset on newsprint
Salem, OR: 1961

Price: $125.00

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