Da-Da, 1

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

Da – Da I -also titled by the artist -Der Abgott– 1918, Woodcut.

Prasse W91. A proof impression. Signed in pencil and annotated 1876, the artists inventory number.

Image size 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches (117 x 89 mm); sheet size 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (194 x 248 mm).

A fine, richly-inked impression on cream wove tissue paper, the full sheet with margins (1 3/8 to 3 7/16 inches), in excellent condition. Very scarce proof impression, printed by the artist.

Proofs chiefly on tissue paper and one on Kozo paper; on the mounting sheet of one proof Julia Feininger has penciled “Block destroyed”. Published edition in the book, Adolph Knoblauch, Dada (Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1919, frontispiece. Unsigned edition on wove paper. Block destroyed.

Collections: Buffalo Public Library (book edition); Leipzig DB (book edition); Museum of Modern Art (proof with W92); New York Public Library (book edition), Library of Congress (book edition), Yale University Library (book edition).