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
Sans Titre, 1920
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