Jean Cocteau, 1960 - Man Ray
Jean Cocteau, 1960
Man Ray, Max Ernst, 1938.
Man Ray, Emak-Bakia (a.k.a Leave Me Alone), 1926. Starring Kiki of Montparnasse
Man Ray - Two Figures, 1914
[Katherine Dreier, et al.]. BROCHURE QUARTERLY October-January 1928-1929. New York: Société Anonyme, 1928. Large 8vo. original yellow printed stapled wraps. Société Anonyme member and artist Blanche Lazzell’s copy with her ownership signature to the front cover. Cover by Constantin Alajalov (a very early example). (32pp.); 16 illustrations.
Second issue (and final) of this little magazine put out by and devoted to the Société Anonyme. Founded 1920 by Man Ray, Katherine Dreier, and Marcel Duchamp, its purpose was to promote the exhibition and appreciation of modern art. They sponsored lectures, mounted shows (including the landmark 1926 International Exhibition of Modern Art at the Brooklyn Museum, as well as the first American one-person shows of Kandinsky, Klee, Campendonk, and Leger), and published books. Lazzell, one of the earliest American woman artists to work in abstraction and later best known for her important wood block printing, was a member of the society and is listed on the masthead of this issue as an “Advisor.” This issue reproduced artwork by De Chirico, Louis Lozowick, Aladjalov, Duchamp, Exter, Depero, and Pannaggi, with prose by Lucia Moholy-Nagy, Lozowick, and F. J. S. Schwanskowsky. Works issued by the Society during its tenure are rare, especially so with any kind of association.