Dada Collaboration


Dadaists believed that the value of art lay not in the work produced, but in the act of making and collaborating with others to create new visions of the world.

Francis Picabia
(French, 1879–1953)  1919. Ink on paper, 20 1/8 x 14 1/4″ (51.1 x 36.2 cm)

From MOMA: If, as Dada artists claimed, their movement was a noisy alarm that woke  modern art from its slumber, then this drawing by Francis Picabia reveals how the alarm was sounded. His diagram of the wiring of a Dada alarm clock historically plots the current of modern art, beginning with the 19th-century French portrait painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and continuing through to 391, Picabia’s own Dada magazine.


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