Lithography, 30 x 30 cm, small tear in border (3 cm), PROOF PRINT IN BLACK. In 1923 Schwitters and the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg embarked on a tour of Holland to introduce Dada to local artists and the public through lectures and performances. Van Doesburg's pamphlet Wat is Dada was for sale at the close of each stop. The poster for the Small Dada Evening includes the event program, which lists ragtime music by the composer Erik Satie, abstract poetry by Schwitters, and Dadasofie by Doesburg. The poster is decorated with multi-lingual slogans including: Dada est contre le futur, Dada est mort, Dada est idiot, vive Dada !
Ref: http://www.moma.org/collection/object.phpobject_id=5533). Rare avant-garde poster produced by two protagonist of Dada, Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg. Schwitters, painter also active in Constructivism, Surrealism and Modernism, is particularly known for his collages called Merz. Van Doesburg was not only a painter and an architect but also a theoretician and the founder of the international movement and journal De Stijl. He propagated, together with Piet Mondriaan, pure geometrical abstraction in art and architecture as can be seen in the Aubette at Strasbourg, where he collaborated with Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, or in his private house in Meudon. Ref. D. Ades.-Posters. The 20th Century Poster. Design of the Avant-Garde. New York, Abbeville Press, n.d., pp. 38 (illustration), 215. EXTREMELY RARE PROOFPRINT IN BLACK. Only a few copies of the poster printed in black only. Archived in the Theo van Doesburg legacy in the Centraal Museum (Utrecht). Bibliografie: Hoek, Els - Theo van Doesburg, oeuvre catalogus. CMU en Kröller Müller (2000) p. 318, ill. 682b) 'In Van Doesburgs nalatenschap bevinden zich verschillende exemplaren van alleen de zwarte of alleen de rode drukgang' (CMU AB4991-AB4994-AB6029, AB6030)