L'œuvre Mechanischer Kopf - Centre Pompidou

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Mechanischer Kopf

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Raoul Hausmann (1886 - 1971)

Mechanischer Kopf

(Der Geist unserer Zeit (L'esprit de notre temps),
Tête mécanique)

[1919]

socle: 110 x 40 x 40 cm hauteur de la cuve : 55 cm

32,5 x 21 x 20 cm

Inscriptions :MO. coté droit : RH

Achat, 1974

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1974-6

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

The title and date of this work, which for a long time belonged to Hannah Höch, are uncertain, though in describing it in his catalogue essay L’Esprit du temps, 1919, published in 1967, Raoul Hausmann himself hints at a date and title. Affixed to the wooden head is a diversity of elements, among them part of a metre rule and a piece of white card bearing the number 22, pasted on the forehead to suggest a spirit of the age reduced to the merely numerical. Hausmann shares the corrosive, anti-bourgeois temper of Dada, not unmixed with a certain contradictory fascination with the machine and th...

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