Jean (Hans) Arp. Mustache Hat (Schnurrhut) from Merz 5. 7 Arpaden by Hans Arp. Arp Portfolio. Second Portfolio of the Merz Publisher (Merz 5. 7 Arpaden von Hans Arp. Arp Mappe. Zweite Mappe des Merzverlages). 1923

Jean (Hans) Arp Mustache Hat (Schnurrhut) from Merz 5. 7 Arpaden by Hans Arp. Arp Portfolio. Second Portfolio of the Merz Publisher (Merz 5. 7 Arpaden von Hans Arp. Arp Mappe. Zweite Mappe des Merzverlages) 1923

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Executed while Arp was visiting Schwitters in Hannover, this print portfolio was published as the fifth issue of Merz magazine. The title "Arpaden" is a made-up word meaning Arp things. In these seven lithographs, Arp created a series of simple yet graphically powerful "object pictures"—Mustache Hat, The Navel Bottle, Mustache Watch, Eggbeater—that combine allusions to body parts and everyday things.

Gallery label from Dada, June 18–September 11, 2006
Medium
One from a portfolio of seven lithographs
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 10 3/4 x 13" (27.3 x 33 cm); sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 3/4" (45.1 x 34.9 cm)
Publisher
Merzverlag (Kurt Schwitters), Hannover, Germany
Printer
probably A. Molling & Comp., Hannover, Germany
Edition
50
Credit
Gift of J. B. Neumann
Object number
578.1939.1
Copyright
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Portfolio
Merz 5. 7 Arpaden by Hans Arp. Arp Portfolio. Second Portfolio of the Merz Publisher (Merz 5. 7 Arpaden von Hans Arp. Arp Mappe. Zweite Mappe des Merzverlages)
Department
Drawings and Prints