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 Johannes Theodor Baargeld

 

 

Johannes Theodor Baargeld     


Johannes Theodor Baargeld was a pseudonym of Alfred Emanuel Ferdinand Grünwald (9 October 1892 - 16 or 17 August 1927), a German painter and poet who, together with Max Ernst, founded the Cologne Dada group. He also used the name Zentrodada in connection with Dada.

Baargeld was born in Stettin (Szczecin), Prussian Pomerania. He studied jurisprudence at Oxford and Bonn. Baargeld was the editor of the periodical The Fan (Der Ventilator) which Ernst and Hans Arp started in 1919, and he collaborated on many other Dadaist publications such as Bulletin D and Dada W/3.

Baargeld also colloborated with Max Ernst on some of the collages used in Ernst's Fatagaga series.

Baargeld gave up painting in 1921 and died in an avalanche while climbing Aiguille de Bionnassay in the French Alps.

 


The Human Eye and a Fish, The Latter Petrified

 

 


The Red King

 

 


Typical Vertical Mess as Depiction of the Dada Baargeld
1920

 

 


Sans Titre, 1920

 

 

 

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