Max Ernst. Die Schammade. 1920

Max Ernst Die Schammade 1920

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Outraged by the Cologne Dada group’s exclusion from exhibitions, Ernst and Johannes T. Baargeld used the single-issue journals they coedited, Bulletin D and Die Schammade, to publish Dada artworks, irreverent texts, wordplays, and scathing commentaries on the contemporary art establishment. The cover of Die Schammade pairs Arp’s abstract woodcut with Ernst’s “Dadameter,” a list of names that forges a connection between the small Cologne Dada group and leaders of the movement in Zurich and Paris. Schammade is a provocative made-up word combining the German scham (shame, or genitals) and made (maggot).

Gallery label from Max Ernst: Beyond Painting, September 23, 2017-January 1, 2018.
Letterpress and line block
Cover: 12 15/16 × 9 13/16" (32.9 × 24.9 cm) Page: 11 5/8 × 9 1/16" (29.5 × 23 cm)
Schlomilch Verlag
The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York
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