Lot 608: French avant-garde painter, poet, and typographist (1879–1953) who was an early major figure of the Dada movement. ALS in French in pencil, one page, 8 x 4.25, October 30, 1919. In full (translated): "I authorize Mr. Brissy to photograph my paintings exhibited at the Salon d'Automne." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and light creases. Picabia caused a sensation at the 1919 Salon d'Autome with the display of paintings in his machinist style, including 'The Child Carburetor,' the likes of which had not yet been exhibited in Paris.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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